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23rd January
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How to be... A Design Thinker

This 'How to be...' course combines self-study and live group interaction to show you how you can design creative solutions to big problems.
This activity is offered as part of Future Me Week - five days of exciting opportunities to develop your skills, deepen understanding, gain experience and takes steps towards an exciting Future You.

The world is full of big problems, and we need to work together to solve them creatively. Luckily, you already have a great creative toolkit that just needs unlocking!

This course will introduce you to the world of design thinking, highlighting all of the skills that you already have whilst giving you the chance to practice them in new contexts.

You’ll work through exercises that will help you to understand your chosen problem and the people it affects. You’ll come up with creative solutions to it and refine them before presenting them to an audience.

No matter your subject background, you’ll find these skills invaluable as you start thinking about how you’ll solve problems through design in the future.

Key Career Skills: Creativity / Teamwork / Enterprise  Launching in FutureMe Week, our 'How to be...' courses blend focused self-study with innovative digital content to allow you to experience a range of ways of exploring the world and solving problems. You'll work through a creative interactive workbook to learn ideas and develop your thinking, and then join an afternoon livestream that will deepen your understanding and give you a chance to share your thinking. In this 'How to be...' course, you'll also get the chance to collaborate with others on your course in solving a problem set by your department that will connect Design Thinking to your future study.

In A Nutshell...

  • Learn... in a blended approach of self-study and innovative digital content
  • Solve problems... by using your creative thinking tools
  • Work together... online with other students from your course
  • Create something new... and learn how to share this with the world.
  • Gain recognition... with a Design Thinking Rise badge
  • Earn up to 100 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.

Schedule

  • call_split 10:00 to 12:00 on 23/01/23
    Workbook: Discover
    Work with your group on today's workbook tasks...
  • personal_video 14:00 to 15:00 on 23/01/23 - Takes place online
    Live Broadcast: Discover
    ... then join our livestream to deepen your thinking and share your ideas.
  • call_split 10:00 to 12:00 on 24/01/23
    Workbook: Define
    Work with your group on today's workbook tasks...
  • personal_video 14:00 to 15:00 on 24/01/23 - Takes place online
    Live Broadcast: Define
    ... then join our livestream to deepen your thinking and share your ideas.
  • call_split 10:00 to 12:00 on 26/01/23
    Workbook: Develop
    Work with your group on today's workbook tasks...
  • personal_video 14:00 to 15:00 on 26/01/23 - Takes place online
    Live Broadcast: Develop
    ... then join our livestream to deepen your thinking and share your ideas.
  • call_split 10:00 to 12:00 on 27/01/23
    Workbook: Deliver
    Work with your group on today's workbook tasks...
  • personal_video 14:00 to 15:00 on 27/01/23 - Takes place online
    Live Broadcast: Deliver
    ... then join our livestream to deepen your thinking and share your ideas.