Research & Design
Empathize – Define – Ideate – Prototype – Test
How often do you find yourself pulling a push door and pushing a pull door? Bad design is all around us in the everyday tools and devices as well as the services we use.
Research & Design is an intense 2 month program that will take you through the process of human centered design so that you create products and services that better solve human issues in human ways.
Week 1: 3 day crash course on design
Week 2: Team formation, goal setting and initial user research
Week 3: Synthesis of research, further research and challenge definition
Week 4: Problem pitch, feedback and coaching sessions
Week 5: Ideation and choosing solution paths
Week 6: Prototyping and initial testing
Week 7 & 8: Concept finalization, final pitch and feedback
On successful completion of this program you will…
1. Grow as a professional:
A. Learn a human centered approach to innovation.
B. Develop self-directed working abilities.
C. Develop collaboration, communication, creative and critical thinking skills
2. Develop a human centered product/service concept
3. Be eligible to take your ideas further through the Innovation Kitchen ecosystem at King’s College to turn them into sustainable businesses.
Workshops – including system and design thinking sessions.
User Research –understanding your users and their needs.
Self-directed work –working with your team and as an individual beyond session hours.
Personal development –goal setting as well as feedback and reflection on your own goals and effort.