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Design thinking
Design thinking

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Design thinking


Are you ever frustrated with something that you thought you could design better? Perhaps something at work, or in your local community? Design thinking can structure your natural creativity to come up with solutions to all kinds of problems, and have fun during the process too!

In this course, you will find a mix of inspirational readings, ‘how to’ guides and practical design activities. This course will give you examples of each, discussing ‘What is design,’ showing you ‘How to make compositions’ and introducing you to a simple, but effective drawing technique by way of a hands-on activity.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course U101Design thinking: creativity for the 21st century [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .