In order to invent, we need to first discover. In this course, you’ll learn about and practice five human-centered tools that help you learn how to discover opportunities that have always been there, but been overlooked. Great products and services depend on connecting with real humans, where it really counts. Join us in Discovery Tools to learn how to connect with those in your world.
Tim Ogilvie, CEO of Peer Insight, an innovation consultancy, and co-author ofThe Designing for Growth Field Book with Darden Professor Jeanne Liedtka, guides your exploration of the most effective design thinking tools available. In this course, you will learn to use tools from the field of human-centered design: stakeholder mapping, journey mapping, personas, value-chain analysis, the job-to-be-done, ethnographic interviews, and more. Learn to connect with your customers on a human level, to get beyond what they say and observe what they do. You'll learn to recognize weak signals about unarticulated needs and capture overlooked ideas. Each week's lesson contains video instruction, practical applications and action ideas and do's and don'ts from professionals who've extensively field-tested these concepts.
This program is conducted entirely online over the course of five weeks. Each week, participants should expect to spend approximately five to eight hours viewing instructional videos and completing field work, readings, assignments and peer evaluations. Course readings are provided within the course. No additional text required.
For the course to be completely successful, participants should maintain respectful communication with the faculty and fellow participants and comply with all applicable rules, instructions, requirements and terms of service.
You'll walk away from Discovery Tools with: