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    Systems Thinking: Free courses

    A guide to all our free course offerings that explore systems as a subject in its own right, and subjects which can...

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    A guide to all our free course offerings that explore systems as a subject in its own right, and subjects which can be understood through the application of...

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  • Strategic planning: systems thinking in practice

    Strategic planning: systems thinking in practice is a free course introducing core ideas of systems thinking in practice for managing and improving...

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    Strategic planning: systems thinking in practice is a free course introducing core...
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    An introduction to design engineering

    This free course, An introduction to design engineering, looks at the way in which engineers use ideas and approaches from the discipline of design...

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    10 hours

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    This free course, An introduction to design engineering, looks at the way in which...
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    Design thinking

    Are you ever frustrated with something that you thought you could design better? This free course, Design thinking, will show you how to structure...

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    Are you ever frustrated with something that you thought you could design better?...
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    Design

    This free course looks at the process of design, from assessing the complexity of design as an activity to exposing the difficulty in making...

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    28 hours

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    22 Feb 2018

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    This free course looks at the process of design, from assessing the complexity of...
  • Exploring communications technology

    This free course, Exploring communications technology, looks at some of the principles underpinning communications technology. It looks at the...

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    19 Jul 2017

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    This free course, Exploring communications technology, looks at some of the...
  • An introduction to interaction design

    From apps, phones and business systems to wearables, the Web and the Internet of Things, interactive products have become part of everyday life....

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    From apps, phones and business systems to wearables, the Web and the Internet of...
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    Manufacturing

    How are designs turned into products? What resources, materials and methods are used and what set of activities goes under the heading of ...

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    26 May 2017

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    How are designs turned into products? What resources, materials and methods are...
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    General principles of cellular communication

    Learn about how cells sense and respond to extrinsic stimuli, a capacity that allows them to communicate with each other and to respond to changes...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    Learn about how cells sense and respond to extrinsic stimuli, a capacity that...
  • Innovation through representation

    Innovations are realised through design, and some of the most useful tools in the designer's toolbox are the representations that are used to move...

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    23 Mar 2016

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    Innovations are realised through design, and some of the most useful tools in the...
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    Invention and innovation: An introduction

    This free course, Invention and innovation: An introduction, is for designers, engineers, technologists and anyone interested in designing and...

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    This free course, Invention and innovation: An introduction, is for designers,...