Join Turi McKinley for an in-depth discussion in this video About this course and our LinkedIn group, part of Learning Design Thinking: Lead Change in Your Organization.
- We're trying something new in this course to make it more collaborative. We've integrated LinkedIn Groups, and I'll be suggesting opportunities for you to share what you're learning. To participate in these conversations, you will need to be a LinkedIn member. If you're not already, it's free and pretty easy to sign up. Just go to linkedin.com and click Sign Up. Then paste this URL in your browser and click Join Group. You'll then receive an email from LinkedIn for the group, and you'll be able to participate in course-related discussions through your web browser at linkedin.com/groups or via the LinkedIn Groups app, which is available for most smartphones.
In all honesty, using LinkedIn Groups is an experiment for us to see how having a course community could support how you learn and put these ideas into practice. Since it's a beta experiment, there are some things that will work really well, and some things that might not. One thing I do know is that in general, this experience will work best on your desktop or laptop. Even if you're not in the LinkedIn Group, the course has links, worksheets, and suggested readings in the exercise files. I'd love your feedback on the course content and the community as we go along, so please share your thoughts.
Thank you for taking part in this course and joining the beta conversations.
The course opens with a definition of design thinking, including the roles and spaces required for success. You will then learn how to be a good design thinking leader, with specific advice on topics from setting goals to engaging the different skill sets and personalities in the room (introverts and extroverts alike). Next, Turi dives into creative collaboration: the heart of design thinking. She covers planning, research, and concept creation, and explains how to create a "service blueprint" that will help make the design a reality. Chapter 4 introduces prototyping techniques to advance the design.
Design thinking is all about collaboration so we've integrated a LinkedIn Group called "Design Thinking: frog + Lynda.com course." Throughout the course, the author will suggest opportunities for you to share what you're learning. You'll be able to participate in course-related discussions through your web browser at https://linkedin.com/groups/7022790 or via the LinkedIn Groups app, which is available for most smartphones. This is a great way to expand your learning and get additional insights from other members taking the course.
- Defining design thinking
- Implementing a design thinking mindset and approach
- Leading design thinking
- Aligning the design team
- Managing creative flow
- Guiding collaboration
- Generating hypothesis
- Prototyping fast and often
- Making a culture change