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Personal/Professional Development
Course Description
PDEV-1053   Design Thinking
In this course we will study how using design principles and methods can help you better solve complex problems and find exceptional solutions. This exploration of using creative thinking principles will challenge you to think in innovative ways and produce innovative results. Topics covered will include mind mapping and ideation; prototyping ideas and problem solving; storytelling and design empathy. Design thinking principles can be applied to many areas beyond just products including things such as systems and procedures; strategy and innovation planning; and customer/user experiences.  
Other Information
By the end of this course of study, you should be able to:
  1. Explain what is design and design thinking
  2. Apply the design thinking process and develop creative skills
  3. Explain and group problem solve using design thinking relationships
  4. Create innovative solutions as part of the design experience
  5. Understand the principles of ideation, storytelling, design empathy, and activism with design
  6. Understand basic prototyping principles and present a finished idea using all the methods of design thinking


Class Availability

Beginning September 1, 2018: students enrolling in Online Education courses will be required to purchase textbooks and materials at participating Campus stores or online. To review booklists and purchase textbooks, please visit bookstore.rrc.ca.

Student booklists will be available approximately 3 weeks prior to scheduled course start dates. Please ensure materials are purchased in advance, to be available for the start date.


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2018 Fall Term - Distance Education
PDEV-1053 Design Thinking
  Location: Off Campus
  • Dates
  • Delivery
  • Instructor
  • Section
  • Cost
  •  Dec 01, 18 - Feb 28, 19
  • LN SD
  • J. Culleton
  • 176183
  • $429
2019 Winter Term - Distance Education
PDEV-1053 Design Thinking
  Location: Online
  • Dates
  • Delivery
  • Instructor
  • Section
  • Cost
  •  Jan 07, 19 - Apr 07, 19
  • LN SD
  • J. Culleton
  • 170085
  • $429
  •  Feb 01, 19 - Apr 30, 19
  • LN SD
  • J. Culleton
  • 177519
  • $429
  •  Mar 01, 19 - May 31, 19
  • LN SD
  • J. Culleton
  • 177520
  • $429
2019 Spring Term - Distance Education
PDEV-1053 Design Thinking
  Location: Online
  • Dates
  • Delivery
  • Instructor
  • Section
  • Cost
  •  Apr 01, 19 - Jun 30, 19
  • LN SD
  • TBA
  • 178846
  • $429
  •  May 01, 19 - Jul 31, 19
  • LN SD
  • TBA
  • 178850
  • $429
  •  Jun 01, 19 - Aug 31, 19
  • LN SD
  • TBA
  • 178851
  • $429
2019 Summer Term - Distance Education
PDEV-1053 Design Thinking
  Location: Online
  • Dates
  • Delivery
  • Instructor
  • Section
  • Cost
  •  Jul 02, 19 - Sep 30, 19
  • LN SD
  • TBA
  • 182272
  • $429
  •  Aug 01, 19 - Oct 31, 19
  • LN SD
  • TBA
  • 182279
  • $429


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