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What you will learn
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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.
Dr Paul Loh
Senior lecturer in Digital Architecture Design
Paul has over 18 years of practice experience in London, Melbourne and Kuala Lumpur. He has taught at the University of East London, the Architectural Association and lectured in Sweden, Italy and China. He's a partner of Melbourne-based design practice LLDS / Power To Make, where he focuses on the relationship between making, technology and material. His main research interest is in digital advance manufacturing in architecture, robotics and computational design.
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.
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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