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Achieving Success with Human-Centered Design

  • Dates:  October 4, 2019
    October 10, 2019
    October 11, 2019
    October 18, 2019
    October 25, 2019
  • Next Occurrence Oct 4, 2019
  • Times:  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue:   Kendall College of Art & Design
    17 Fountain St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone:  (616) 451-2787
  • Category:  Downtown
  • Price Per Person:  All Four Sessions:$2499 (supplies and textbook provided for one participant from an organization)Group Rate - $1499 eachAny Two Sessions:$1500 (supplies and textbook provided for one participant from an organization)Group Rate - $950 each
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De-Mystifying the Practice of Design Thinking

This course was developed by Christine Albertini and Georgia Everse in partnership with KCAD, and was partially supported by a grant from the Steelcase Foundation.

Do you have challenges that would benefit from a different way of thinking? Human-centered design is a creative problem-solving methodology that helps individuals, teams, businesses, and organizations collaborate, create and innovate.

Join us for a 4-week human-centered design course. Each week we’ll explore a different aspect of human-centered design. We encourage you to bring a real-world challenge that could benefit from a human-centered way of thinking. You’ll have time to discuss and apply what you’re learning to your challenge. At the end of this course, you’ll have a process and toolkit to be a better thinker, problem-solver, and collaborator.

The course includes all session materials, a human-centered design book, the opportunity to network with other like-minded participants, an instructor experienced in human-centered design, and morning refreshments.

Bring a challenge to the first class (a problem or opportunity that your organization is facing) that could benefit from an HCD perspective.

 

Here’s what you’ll do in each session:

Session 1: Fundamentals of Human-Centered Design 
Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

In this session you’ll:

  • Delve into the origins of human-centered design
  • Discover the context of innovation
  • Explore what is creativity and how we’re all creative
  • Learn the language of human-centered design

Session 2: Hands-On Application
Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

In this session you’ll:

  • Apply a human-centered design methodology to a real-world challenge
  • Practice ethnographic research methods to uncover insights about user needs
  • Prototype potential solutions that meet user needs

Session 3: Bringing Others Along on the Journey
Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

In this session you’ll:

  • Learn the key ingredients to integrating human-centered design into your innovation initiative
  • Explore techniques to bring others along on your innovation journey
  • Apply new tools to manage your innovation initiative

Session 4: Creating a Culture of Innovation
Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

In this session you’ll:

  • Examine ten levers that can be pulled to create a culture of innovation
  • Gain insights into your organization’s culture
  • Create a change plan to move your organization towards innovation

Achieving Success with Human-Centered Design
  • Times:  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • October 4, 2019 to October 25, 2019
  • Kendall College of Art & Design
  • All Four Sessions:$2499 (supplies and textbook provided for one participant from an organization)Group Rate - $1499 eachAny Two Sessions:$1500 (supplies and textbook provided for one participant from an organization)Group Rate - $950 each