Use Design Thinking Pt 2: Prototype your Design
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In this course, you will

  • Identify an opportunity 
    Identify an area in your business to prototype a design idea as well as develop a plan with the support of your project advisor.
  • Use the right methods 
    Gain a clear understanding of using design prototyping and apply a range of templates and toolkits to your guided project.
  • Develop relevant skills 
    Develop and improve a selection of key skills relevant to using prototyping designs in your business.

5 steps to success

16-20 hours over 6+ weeks

Help is always available

Project advisor support

Invaluable insider insights from your project advisor.

Up to 3 hours of 1-2-1 support.

Guides & resources

Switch on to our online library to access authentic case studies, proven business models, and practice scenarios that will help you test and deliver your plan.

Up to 4 hours of content.

Examples of tools and templates you will be introduced to

"How Might We...?"

Apply this powerful questioning technique to help you search for solutions in unlikely places.

Design Breaking

Learn how to use prototypes to effectively test products and services.


Create a visual journey to help guide your testers through a user's experience of your design.

Empathy Maps

Understand what your users feel, think, say, and do while testing your prototype.

Power skills you will develop


Analyze user feedback to create a clear understanding of how to improve your prototype.


Work together with colleagues/peers to analyze user research and develop prototypes. Work directly with users or role play users when delivering prototypes, taking their feedback into consideration as you iterate your prototype.


Clearly define the goals and objectives of your design thinking project. Communicate effectively in user testing settings, tailoring your ideas to a specific user type. Explain who benefits from successful design thinking and communicate that in your final summary. 


Generate novel or original ideas and solutions for user needs. Iterate and refine ideas or solutions based on user feedback. Consider multiple user perspectives to develop informative prototypes that result in feedback.  

Critical thinking

Identify, collect and make sense of user research, though the development of a prototype. Develop a prototype testing plan that will gather information needed to refine and validate your design. Select appropriate, useful content to include in user interviews, prototypes and feedback, using new evidence to change and iterate new processes or product.

On completion you will have

Discovered ways to protoype a design

Demonstrated live project experience around a key opportunity in your business that benefits from using design, process or product development.

Transferable skills to use across your business

Gained proficiency in critical skills fundamental to prototyping designs that supports your career development.

Resources you can turn to again and again

A structured business plan with templates that you can download and use in future projects.

Credly badge

A Credly badge that certifies your competence in prototyping designs.

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