Design Planning Workshop

The goal of this workshop is to plan innovation opportunities in a selected topic of interest.

Teams will conceive offerings that an organization can build and map out future possibilities. Teams will go through a structured innovation process that includes researching the potential audience, understanding the context for the innovation, recognizing new opportunities, conceiving systemic solutions, and demonstrating how innovative new offerings will work. The workshop will guide students to build on some key methods described in the book “101 Design Methods: A Structured Approach for Driving Innovation in Your Organization.

Learning Objectives
Students will go through all stages of an integrated innovation planning process. Emphasis will be on using structured methods for producing reliable results at all stages. There will also be focus on combining user-driven and business-driven innovations in the context of an organization. Students will also learn about how best to plan for future opportunities and demonstrate their value.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will become familiar with a variety of methods to plan innovations for organizations.
  • They will also learn about creating systemic solutions and strategies for organizations.
  • Students will learn about user-driven frameworks to drive concepts and plans
  • They will develop capabilities to demonstrate the value of proposed solutions and plans
Managing Interdisciplinary Teams Design Connoisseurship Engaging Stakeholders in Innovation Special Topics Faculty Research Design Process and Knowledge Making the User Centered Case
Modeling Complexity Theories of Communication Fundamentals of Visual Communication Advanced Diagramming Metaphor and Analogy in Design Diagram Development Communication Strategies Communication Design Workshop
Extensions of Media and Technology Interactive Space Interaction Design for Embedded Systems Interaction Design for Immersive Systems Prototyping Interactions Persuasive Interaction Design History of Interaction Design Interaction Design Methods Digital Development Workshop Interaction Design Workshop
Planning + Strategy
Designing Futures Adaptive Leadership Strategies for Open Innovation Organizational Models for Innovation Social and Economic Context of Design New Venture Design Innovation Methods Planning Implementation Business Models and Value Webs Business Frameworks and Strategy Design Planning Workshop Introduction to Portfolio Planning
Design Development & Implementation Product Architecture and Platforms Form and Materials New Product Definition Product Design Workshop
Systems and Systems Theory in Design Networked Objects Networked Cities Human System Integration Systems Modeling and Prototyping Platform-based Design Strategy Systems Approach to Design Information Structuring and Management Structured Planning Workshop Service Systems Workshop
User Research
Stimulus in Design Research Behavioral Economics Online Research Methods Principles and Methods of User Research Coding and Analysis Co-Design and Participatory Research Methods Survey Methods Cultural Probes Experience Modeling Interview Methods Research Photography Research Planning & Execution