Designing a successful and innovative solution requires creative ideas and their iteration. As critical phases of the design thinking process, ideation and iteration are often what distinguish design thinking from traditional or linear problem-solving approaches.
Individual course: $299
Course duration: 6 weeks
Time commitment: 8-12 hours each week
Experience level: Intermediate
Learning partner: Rochester Institute of Technology (RITX)
Course type: Self-paced on your time
Subjects: Business, management, design, and engineering
This course, part of the Design Thinking MicroMasters® program, will explain and provide context and instruction on essential ideation techniques such as:
Strategic idea mapping
After ideation, the solution(s) that best address the original problem are chosen to present. This course will discuss best practices for selecting solutions and common pitfalls to avoid when communicating solutions to a client.
Topics of study
How to discuss visualization techniques
Ideation techniques to help arrive at the best solution
How to select an appropriate visualization technique to present a solution
Best practices for communicating ideas effectively using graphic techniques
Successful completion of Design Thinking: Fundamentals and Design Thinking: Empathizing to Understand the Problem
Who can take this course?
Unfortunately, learners from the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba, and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer their courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses they have received are not broad enough to allow them to offer this course in all locations. EdX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent them from offering all of their courses to everyone, no matter where they live.
About the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Rochester Institute of Technology is home to leading creators, entrepreneurs, innovators, and researchers. Founded in 1829, RIT enrolls more than 18,600 students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, making it among the largest private universities in the U.S.
RIT’s nine colleges emphasize career education and experiential learning with programs that are internationally recognized and ranked for academic leadership in business, computing, engineering, imaging science, liberal arts, sustainability, and fine and applied arts. RIT also offers unparalleled support services for more than 1,200 deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
The cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. The university’s main campus occupies 1,300 acres in suburban Rochester, New York, and its global partnerships include campuses in Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo.