Design Thinking and User Experience

Course Objectives

The role of design in management has shifted. The importance of design has increased as focus has moved from creativity and branding (Design 1.0) to a more people-centered approach (Design 2.0). Design is still evolving, and its influence can be seen in “backwards workflows” that start with the values of the customer experience and fit the business around these, and in using design as an operating system that realizes strategy, or in cultivating a design-oriented corporate culture.

In this course, we will deepen our understanding and sharpen our creativity while discussing cases of innovation that revolutionize customer experience through technology born from people-centered concepts. On Day 1, we will organize ourselves into groups to carry out a three-month project that makes use of the design thinking methods covered in the course and apply them to business.

This course is ideal for active business leaders, especially those concerned with customer experience, aiming to create new services and value, or those interested in ideas and methods for creating innovation.

Course Details

Programs: Full-time MBA, Part-time & Online MBA
Discipline: Technovate
Course Level: Applied Course
Required/Elective Course: Elective Course
Number of Credits: 1.5
Report: Day 6
Hours Per Class: 3 hours
Class Capacity: 35

Recommended Preliminary Courses

- Critical Thinking
- Marketing I

Theme/Reading Materials

Day 1
Session A
THEMEDesign Thinking that leads to innovation
CASEDesign Thinking and Innovation at Apple
Session B
THEMEThe Design Thinking process (Information gathering / interviews)
CASEN/A
 
Day 2
Session A
THEMEThe big picture of Design Thinking
CASEIDEO: Human-Centered Service Design
Session B
THEMEThe Design Thinking process (Structuring information)
CASE(Group project)
 
Day 3
Session A
THEMEIdeation methods
CASEN/A
Session B
THEMEThe Design Thinking process (Ideation)
CASE(Group project)
 
Day 4
Session A
THEMEDesigning User Experience
CASEN/A
Session B
THEMEThe Design Thinking process
CASE(Group project)
 
Day 5
Session A
THEMEThe Design Thinking process (Storytelling)
CASEN/A
Session B
THEMEDesign Thinking and communication
CASE(Group project)
 
Day 6
Session A
THEMEGroup project presentations
CASEN/A
Session B
THEMEGroup project presentations
CASEN/A

Faculty

Cristian Vlad
Creation, Global/Asia/Japan, Marketing and Strategy
"Creativity, Critical Thinking and Marketing work hand-in-hand and new strategy planning and research methodologies are developed each day. Let’s explore together the fundamentals of marketing and strategy and see which approach fits you and your project best! See you in class!"
Michelle Lim
Marketing and Strategy
Michelle Lim is a seasoned Design Thinker with a flair for art. Hailing from Malaysia, the cultural diversity piqued her interest in reading between the lines and facilitating a better understanding between people of different background and experience. She currently works as a Creative Consultant with JCE Japan Creative Enterprise, overseeing projects ranging from Inbound/Outbound Tourism to Talent Engagement, HR Strategy as well as Creativity.
Darren Menabney
Critical and Analytical Skills
Communicating your ideas and persuading others is critical to your success as a leader and business professional, whether as an entrepreneur, an employee of a large firm, or member of the public or not-for-profit sectors. No one is born as a natural presenter, it comes with a lot of work, practice, learning from your mistakes, and learning about yourself. My goal is to help you build your confidence and ability to present effectively, clearly, and persuasively, to a global audience. Find the uniqueness which you bring to your presentations, strengthen that, and use it to persuade, inform, and inspire others!

Faculty

Cristian Vlad
Cristian Vlad
Creation, Global/Asia/Japan, Marketing and Strategy
"Creativity, Critical Thinking and Marketing work hand-in-hand and new strategy planning and research methodologies are developed each day. Let’s explore together the fundamentals of marketing and strategy and see which approach fits you and your project best! See you in class!"
Michelle Lim
Michelle Lim
Marketing and Strategy
Michelle Lim is a seasoned Design Thinker with a flair for art. Hailing from Malaysia, the cultural diversity piqued her interest in reading between the lines and facilitating a better understanding between people of different background and experience. She currently works as a Creative Consultant with JCE Japan Creative Enterprise, overseeing projects ranging from Inbound/Outbound Tourism to Talent Engagement, HR Strategy as well as Creativity.
Darren Menabney
Darren Menabney
Critical and Analytical Skills
Communicating your ideas and persuading others is critical to your success as a leader and business professional, whether as an entrepreneur, an employee of a large firm, or member of the public or not-for-profit sectors. No one is born as a natural presenter, it comes with a lot of work, practice, learning from your mistakes, and learning about yourself. My goal is to help you build your confidence and ability to present effectively, clearly, and persuasively, to a global audience. Find the uniqueness which you bring to your presentations, strengthen that, and use it to persuade, inform, and inspire others!
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