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Course Description

Design thinking is a problem-solving process that focuses on empathy, listening, collaboration, observation, critical analysis, and experimentation to drive innovation. Design thinking can be applied to a wide range of fields from product design to urban planning. This studio/seminar introduces students to design thinking. Students will work collaboratively to explore real world problems through stages of the design process such as inspiration, ideation, and implementation. Topics include visualization, mapping, storytelling, prototyping, and testing. Students are required to provide their own laptops with Adobe Creative Cloud design software, writing materials, and sticky notes to complete the in-class assignments. Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator is recommended.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon the successful completion of this course, students will have:

  • Students will learn various forms of the collaborative design process
  • Students will learn how to visualize their ideas through mapping, storytelling, prototyping and testing
  • Students will gain the skills needed to foster and drive innovation
  • Students will learn how design can be used as a tool to tackle and address real world problems

Learn More About Design Thinking

We asked our instructor, Christina White some questions.

What is design thinking?

Design thinking is a problem-solving process that focuses on empathy, listening, collaboration, observation, critical analysis, and experimentation to drive innovation.

How is design thinking applied? And who uses design thinking?

Design thinking can be applied to a wide range of fields from product design to urban planning. It’s a process and methodology that has been championed by studios and agencies such as: IDEO, Deloitte, Frog, Apple, and many, many more!

What do you cover in the Introduction to Design Thinking course?

The Continuing Studies design thinking course is a studio/seminar-based environment where students will work to explore real world problems through stages of the design thinking process such as: inspiration, discovery and empathizing, ideation, and implementation. Topics include visualization, design research, mapping, storytelling, prototyping, iteration, and user testing and analytics.


 

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Introduction to Design Thinking
Type
Online
Dates
Sep 13, 2022 to Oct 18, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $475.00
Additional Fee(s)
Adobe CC $216.00 Optional
Instructors
Required Software/Supplies
Regular access to a computer with a high speed broadband internet connection is required. For online classes, students are responsible for purchasing their own software for class. Trial versions of the software are sometimes available on the company website, but at this time there are no discounts available for Continuing Studies students.
Section Notes

Register at least 30 days prior to the start date to receive a $25.00 discount on your course.

Online courses are delivered in an asynchronous format through a series of tutorials and related assignments which students may complete at their own pace on our Learning Management System, Canvas. The instructor is available throughout the course time period for questions and discussions. Learn more about what to expect in an online course at OCAD U.

As a Continuing Studies student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to Canvas, and our on-campus WiFi network. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Please log in at https://canvascloud.ocadu.ca. If you do not know your OCAD U User ID, please check your registration confirmation email. You can reset your password here: https://login.ocadu.ca/forgot. If you need further help, please contact us at continuingstudies@ocadu.ca

After enrolling in a course, please allow up to 5 hours for your student data to migrate to Canvas.

Please note that courses may fill up early or be cancelled due to low enrollment. Students are encouraged to register early, at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the course.

Section Title
Introduction to Design Thinking
Type
Studio/Seminar
Days
W
Time
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Dates
Nov 02, 2022 to Dec 07, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Location
Delivery Options
Evening  
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $475.00
Additional Fee(s)
Adobe CC $216.00 Optional
Instructors
Section Notes

Register at least 30 days prior to the start date to receive a $25.00 discount on your course.

Get your OCAD U ID Card: Instructions and How-To Submit Your Photo. Your OCAD U ID card is required to access campus.

As a Continuing Studies student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to Canvas, and our on-campus WiFi network. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Please log in at https://canvascloud.ocadu.ca. If you do not know your OCAD U User ID, please check your registration confirmation email. You can reset your password here: https://login.ocadu.ca/forgot. If you need further help, please contact us at continuingstudies@ocadu.ca

COVID-19 Protocols for On-Site Courses
By registering to take an on-site course at OCAD U’s School of Continuing Studies you agree to comply with the following requirements:

OCAD U ID CARD: Your OCAD U ID card is required to access campus.

Proof of Vaccination
1. Masks are Mandatory
2. Maintain Physical Distance Where Possible
3. Practice Good Hand Hygiene
4. Self-Assessments

Please see our registration policies for detailed information on COVID-19 protocols for on-site courses at OCAD U’s School of Continuing Studies. We will notify you with updates as the situation evolves.

After enrolling in a course, please allow up to 5 hours for your student data to migrate to Canvas.

Please note that courses may fill up early or be cancelled due to low enrollment. Students are encouraged to register early, at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the course.