DSGN 1300: Design Thinking

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Course Format Lecture 2.0 h + Seminar 2.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

Design Thinking is a methodology used to create effective and memorable products and experiences. It is a non-linear, iterative process in which solutions are generated by empathy and proven through measurable data. This problem-solving process can be applied to any discipline that seeks to enhance the lives of a group of people. In this course, students learn to understand users, define problems, and create solutions to prototype and test. Exploring human-centred design principles, such as listening, observation, empathy, and collaboration, students solve real-world problems from ideation to proven prototype.

This course is open to all Langara students wishing to explore trends in design, as well as those intending to pursue studies in visual arts or considering careers in design.

This course focuses on Design Theory. It is not a design studio and does not teach design skills.

Priority registration in this course is offered to students admitted to the Diploma in Design Formation.

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