Designing Products

This course covers theory and examples to provide an understanding of how to design human-centered products. The course provides a detailed understanding of different types of product design including UI/UX, industrial, and system design and various product design approaches which include design thinking, design sprints, double diamond, lean UX, and rapid prototyping approach. The course also covers the principles, use cases, benefits, and limitations of product design approaches and provides a firm foundation for professionals seeking to design human-centered products by utilizing these approaches.

Course Learning Objectives:

  • Learn an overview of designing a human-centered product and its approaches.
  • Understand the role of a product designer in an organization.
  • Understand different types of product design which covers User Interface, User Experience, Industrial, and System Design.
  • Learn the fundamentals of design thinking approach and its principles.
  • Understand the process of designing a product using a design thinking approach.
  • Gain an understanding of the benefits, limitations, and use cases of design thinking approach.
  • Learn the fundamentals of the Double Diamond approach and its principles.
  • Understand the process of designing a product using the Double Diamond approach.
  • Gain an understanding of the benefits, limitations, and use cases of the Double Diamond approach.
  • Learn the fundamentals of the Lean UX approach and its principles.
  • Understand the process of designing a product using the Lean UX approach.
  • Gain an understanding of the benefits, limitations, and use cases of Lean UX approach.
  • Learn the fundamentals of rapid prototyping and its techniques.
  • Gain an understanding of the process of designing different product types using rapid prototyping approach.
  • Understanding the benefits and limitations of rapid prototyping approach.

Syllabus

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn an overview of designing a human-centered product and its approaches.
  • Understand the role of a product designer in an organization.
Module Components:

Video Lectures:

  • What is Product Design?
  • What is the Role of a Product Designer?
  • What is Human-Centered Design?
  • Human-Centered Design Principles

Readings:

  • Key Skills Required for a Product Designer
  • Difference Between Product Design and Product Development
  • Product Design Approaches – An Overview

Quiz:

  • An Introduction to Product Design and Its Approaches
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand different types of product design which covers User Interface, User Experience, Industrial, and System Design.
Module Components:

Video Lectures:

  • User Interface (UI) Design
  • User Experience (UX) Design

Readings:

  • Types of UI and UX Design
  • System Design and Its Components

Quiz:

  • Understanding Product Design Types
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn the fundamentals of design thinking approach and its principles.
  • Understand the process of designing a product using a design thinking approach.
  • Gain an understanding of the benefits, limitations, and use cases of design thinking approach.
Module Components:

Video Lectures:

  • Design Thinking and Its Importance
  • Benefits, Limitations, and Use Cases of Design Thinking

Readings:

  • Design Thinking Principles: Desirability, Viability, Feasibility
  • Design Thinking Process in Detail
  • Design Thinking in Practice: Building Design Sprints

Quiz:

  • Design Thinking Approach to Product Design

 

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn the fundamentals of the Double Diamond approach and its principles.
  • Understand the process of designing a product using the Double Diamond approach.
  • Gain an understanding of the benefits, limitations, and use cases of the Double Diamond approach.
Module Components:

Video Lectures:

  • The Double Diamond Approach and Its Importance
  • Double Diamond Approach: Use Cases

Readings:

  • The Double Diamond Design Principles
  • Divergent Thinking: Discover and Define
  • Convergent Thinking: Develop and Deliver
  • Benefits and Limitations of Double Diamond Approach

Quiz:

  • Double Diamond Approach to Product Design

 

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn the fundamentals of the Lean UX approach and its principles.
  • Understand the process of designing a product using the Lean UX approach.
  • Gain an understanding of the benefits, limitations, and use cases of Lean UX approach.
Module Components:

Video Lectures:

  • Lean UX Approach, its Importance, and Benefits
  • The Lean UX Design Principles

Readings:

  • Lean UX Process: Think, Make, Check
  • Lean UX Case Study – Doodle
  • Limitations of Lean UX Approach

Quiz:

  • Lean UX Approach to Product Design

 

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn the fundamentals of rapid prototyping and its techniques.
  • Gain an understanding of the process of designing different product types using rapid prototyping approach.
  • Understanding the benefits and limitations of rapid prototyping approach.
Module Components:

Video Lectures:

  • Rapid Prototyping in UX Design

Readings:

  • What is Rapid Prototyping?
  • Rapid Prototyping in Industrial Design
  • Benefits and Limitations of Rapid Prototyping

Quiz:

  • Rapid Prototyping Approach to Faster Product Design

 

Module Components:

Readings:

  • Product Design

 

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