eLearning Launch Design Thinking Certificate

On July 1st, 2021, I earned my Applied Design Thinking Certificate from eLearning Launch. This course was a fantastic mix of theory and real-world learning and I couldn't be more grateful to Myra Roldan for everything she brought to the table!  From the critical thinking group assignments to spitballing, time blocking, and prototyping... 

Design thinking process of empathy, define, ideate, prototype, and test
Design thinking process. Created by Sally Russick in Canva.  Girl with computer graphic source - Getillustrations.com

This non-linear process is extremely helpful in tackling problems that are not well-defined or easily answered. Start by understanding the learners/users' needs, reframing the problem (How might we?), by spitballing and brainstorming to gain many ideas (Timeblocking sessions work great for this step!), and adopting a hands-on approach to prototyping and testing.  Using the design thinking process has empowered me to solve complex problems that occur when working to develop a seminar.

Here's a look into my team's design thinking process.