Courses tagged with "Beams" (147)
Creativity is an acquired skill that improves with practice. Creativity changes the world and enriches people’s lives. It takes two skills: “discovery” - discovering new ideas, and “delivery” – implementing ideas, using proven tools and methods. This course, on “discovery”, will provide proven tools that will help you discover an endless stream of creative ideas.
This course deals directly with your ability for creativity which is a critical skill in any field. It focuses on divergent thinking, the ability to develop multiple ideas and concepts to solve problems. Through a series of creativity building exercises, short lectures, and readings, learners develop both an understanding of creativity and increase their own ability.
Learn how to transform information from a format efficient for computation into a format efficient for human perception, cognition, and communication. Explore elements of computer graphics, human-computer interaction, perceptual psychology, and design in addition to data processing and computation.
What problem should you be working on? Finding a big problem to solve can help you find opportunities to make a big impact through design. Starting at the beginning of the design process, you’ll discover strategies for creatively brainstorming problems to work on and challenges to address. You’ll learn commonly used techniques to discover user needs, goals, and values that lead to untapped opportunities for design. In this course, you’ll learn techniques for unearthing ideas based on real world settings and learn how to turn your observations into a concrete point of view as a designer.
The course explores visionary and practical concepts of city design and planning, past and present, and how design can address such looming challenges as urban population growth, climate change and rising sea levels. Participants will be encouraged to make proposals for city design and development, starting with their own immediate environment.
You will never know whether you have an effective user experience until you have tested it with users. In this course, you’ll learn how to design experiments that compare design alternatives, techniques for running experiments, and how to analyze data from these experiments. You'll learn specific measures and concrete questions to ask users that will deliver meaningful results for your designs. This course will cover both fundamentals of experimental design as well as common web implementations, including A/B testing.
Government works best when citizens are directly engaged in policymaking and public service delivery. What conditions are necessary for inclusive and effective citizen engagement? Can it positively improve people's lives? This course provides an overview of citizen engagement, critically analyzing how it can be leveraged most effectively to achieve development results.
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