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What you will learn

Gain contemporary skills and knowledge for your job now.

Design thinking is an approach to problem-solving that has benefits far beyond design, creative and innovation disciplines.

This Melbourne MicroCert demonstrates how to harness design process to approach 'wicked' problems across any industry.

It's ideal for professionals from a wide range of sectors seeking enhanced creative-thinking skills to tackle problems in new and innovative ways.

Explore design process in a studio-style practice

Adopting a studio-style approach, you'll explore key steps of the design process – research, ideate, curate, prototype, make, reflect, and reiterate – and consider how this can apply to problems within your own professional context.

Experiment with new ways to generate ideas

Gain new perspectives and build confidence in your ability to ideate and develop concepts and ideas. Be guided to freely experiment, collaborate document and present your  exploration process in a reflective journal.

Use design thinking to enhance your collaborative skills

Explore how you can use design-thinking methods to collaborate across a range of disciplines and with peers within your own industry.

Approach complex problems in your industry in new ways

Applying your knowledge, you'll define a complex or ‘wicked’ problem – related to an object, space or system – within your own industry or organisation. Using design-thinking methods to create an artefact that responds to the problem, and be guided to present it in a visually compelling way.

Who you will learn from

Learn from skilled academic and professional experts who will share invaluable knowledge you can use in your job.

Leire Asensio-Villoria

Senior lecturer in Urban Design and Architecture

Before joining the Melbourne School of Design, Leire lectured at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, taught design and theory at Cornell University’s department of architecture, and taught landscape urbanism at the Architectural Association in London. Professionally, Leire has worked within a number of international design practices including Zaha Hadid Architects and Arup. Leire has been collaborating with David Mah as asensio_mah since 2002.


For individuals

For individuals

To take Design Thinking as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert, you'll pay the normal course price.

$1,489.99 AUD (inc GST)

Please contact Student Support to discuss discounts and payment options for University of Melbourne staff or alumni, or to pay by invoice.

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Registration closes Apr 16, 2023

For teams

If you have three or more team members who are keen to upskill with Design Thinking, get in touch to discuss pricing. For large groups, we can also deliver and contextualise this course exclusively for your organisation.

Pricing on request


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17 April – 28 May 2023

Registration closes Apr 16, 2023

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