Who should attend
Design consultants, project managers, facilitators, civic servants, service designers, design researcher
About the course
A course based on design sprints to learn how to plan co-design workshops and facilitate design thinking sessions for mixed audiences. When developing a new product-service, initiating a new research project or engaging a community in decision making, a rich contribution of all the stakeholders is crucially valuable. This course is a guide to the complex mix of skills necessary to make participatory experiences enjoyable and productive.
What will I take away from the course?
The necessary elements to implement a co-design workshop, from its inception to its execution as well the necessary stages to document and synthesise outcomes. An open and adaptable process to generate highly empathic learning flows in participatory process.
What are the key topics the course will cover?
- How individual and collective creativity works
- How to activate a creative and collaborative mindset in workshop participants
- How to set the space for workshops
- What graphic facilitation is and how to use it
- How to communicate, document and report a workshop
What will the students learn/ achieve?
- You will learn how to independently plan all the aspects of a design thinking workshop
- Acquire the necessary skills to facilitate a workshop
- Coordinate a series of workshops that fit within a complex participatory design
This course will include:
- Design thinking workshops
- Design sprints
- Project work
Lara is a practitioner and researcher with an interdisciplinary background in digital culture. She is a design researcher and education: Senior Research Fellow in Knowledge Exchange at the University of the Arts London and lecturer on the MA Service Design at the London College of Communication. ...
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.