I recently shared the story of my professional journey and some thoughts about design and storytelling with Anne-Laure Fayard, Associate Professor of Innovation, Design, and Organizational Studies at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, faculty advisor to the NYU Chapter of Design for America, and host of the Design Thinking Roundtable podcast.
The three classesÂ are rebroadcasting for FREE on CreativeLive this week, and are also currently available for purchase to view on-demand or download. Check out the course descriptions below orÂ on my CreativeLive profile.
You know that one of the top trends in business innovation these days is design thinking. Only problem is, youâ€™re not quite sure what it is. Youâ€™ve heard it described in a bunch of different ways, and youâ€™re starting to wonder if no one else understands it either.
But the truth is, design thinking is one of the most effective new methods and mindsets for framing and solving problems. Top businesses, organizations, consultancies, schools and governments are adopting it as a way to innovate their processes and service offerings, using human empathy, design principles, action-oriented solutions, imagination, intuition and systematic reasoning.
So youâ€™ve done your homework and you now understand what design thinking is and the power it has to revolutionize the way you do business. But the only way it can really have an impact is if key players throughout your organization embrace design thinking principles and are willing to put them into practice.
Basically, you need to become a design thinking evangelist, coach and trainer. This course will instruct you on how to explain the method and mindset for creative problem framing and solving and show others how to implement this innovative process.
We live in a rapidly changing world, and that includes the world of business. To be successful, companies have to develop products and services that not only address the needs of today, but anticipate the needs of tomorrow. Thatâ€™s why futurecasting is so important.
While no one can see the future, we can model and rehearse potential futures, which is what futurecasting is all about. This essential tool for design innovation and business strategy helps us imagine what the future might be so we can create a long-term vision and make it a reality.
Using techniques adapted from the military, global corporations and top design schools, this course will help you map out the best- and worst-case scenarios of the future and prepare for them.