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Achieving Success with Human-Centered Design

De-Mystifying the Language and Practice of Design and Innovation

February 2, 2018 –February 23, 2018
Location: Kendall College of Art and Design https://continuingstudiesregistration.kcad.edu/searchResults.cfm?prgID=49

You’ve heard the buzzwords—design thinking, human-centered design (HCD)—now learn the meaning behind them, and discover new and powerful ways of solving difficult problems and creating opportunities in your organization. This course is appropriate for leaders and high-potential employees from both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, working alongside one another.

You will start with a real problem from your organization—a tough problem that defies easy solutions—and throughout the course explore various solutions. You’ll learn to innovate through hands-on mastery of context, methods, and tools of design thinking. Classroom discussions, case studies, and a relevant in-class project, will illuminate content from the lectures. You will leave the course with more than one possible solution to your problem, plus a toolbox of approaches that you can use later. Finish the course as a confident human-centered design practitioner, capable of bridging the gap between design methodology and traditional business practices to create unique and sustainable solutions. Take-home materials will help you integrate the strategies in your organization after the course.

Bring a challenge to the first class (a problem or opportunity that your organization is facing) that could benefit from an HCD perspective.

See the winter schedule and register online.
Individuals with disabilities who require special accommodations to participate should contact the KCAD President's Office at 616.451.2787 x1150 at least 72 hours in advance.
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