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This is a free, self-paced online course.
Complex problems can be found in every profession, as well as our personal lives. That’s why we’ll use a range of design tools and techniques to help you develop new ways of seeing the world, as well as new ways of thinking and acting. The methodology that you will learn is 'frame creation' – a design-based innovation methodology. Through this guiding framework you will map out the nature of your problem.
The emphasis is on learning through experience, reflecting on what you have learnt and trying out what you have learnt. UTS academics and design practitioners share practical examples and advice from the Design Innovation Research Centre, and we’ll also hear from UTS Professor Kees Dorst, an internationally recognised design expert. You’ll also be able to download templates and resources as a toolkit to apply to your design problems beyond this course.
In this course we will take you through the first steps of designing out problems through a framing methodology. You’ll learn how to:
To help you develop design skills to solve complex professional problems, we'll work through examples and activities. You'll get the chance to:
This course is for motivated professionals who are energised by innovation and are interested in learning about frame creation and its used in problem solving.
Lindsay has an MA in history and a PhD in architecture from Oxford Brookes University. She has authored a number of journal and magazine articles, as well as edited a book on Vernacular Architecture in the 21st Century. She is an experienced workshop facilitator and researcher and has worked closely with public sector organisations for a number of years, assisting them with complex problem solving.
Lindsay established a design think tank at the City of Sydney where she worked as night time city project manager, before re-joining the team at Designing Out Crime to teach on the Graduate Certificate of Public Sector Innovation.
Lucy holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from UNSW College of Fine Arts and a Masters of Design from UTS. She is a graphics and visual communications designer with a varied background that includes experience working in retail customer service and visual merchandising and the NSW public service.
Lucy's work at Designing out Crime (DOC) spans consultancy on local government safety strategy, co-design facilitation with government agencies and other organisations, and managing DOC branding and communications. She brings a wide range of design research skills to her work at DOC, including stakeholder mapping,
visual communication and branding skills.
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