Free course

Innovation through representation

Free statement of participation on completion

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 from a vague idea, to a concept, and then to a realised product, service or system. This free course, Innovation through representation, explores what innovation is and how representations are used to develop and communicate visions of innovation.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand innovation as an interactive process that draws on several sources to attain various outputs – products, services and systems
  • appreciate the role of representations in design and innovation processes
  • think critically about different aspects of design and innovation.