Creating prototypes puts a proposed solution into action. In this course, you will learn the value of prototypes and user testing as critical components of the design thinking process. You will examine case studies to understand the iterative process of prototyping and discover how new products and ideas can emerge as a result.
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
As part of the Design Thinking MicroMasters® program, this course teaches you how to analyze and implement the results of user testing to ensure your solution can fully benefit from this inclusive and innovative process. Best practices for evaluating solutions will also be covered, including surveys, user evaluations, focus groups and interviews.
Topics of study
Different levels, options and tools for prototyping
How to select an appropriate prototyping technique
Methods of user testing and evaluation
How to interpret user feedback in relation to product/process development
How to evaluate an effective solution
Successful completion of Design Thinking: Fundamentals and Design Thinking: Empathizing to Understand the Problem, and Design Thinking: Ideation, Iteration, and Communication
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.