Prototyping Online Course - IDEO U

IDEOU

From Ideas to Action

 

EDUCATORS LEARNING COMMUNITY

Join this in-course community and build practical design thinking skills alongside educators around the globe.

$399

has been successfully added to your cart . Feel free to continue shopping or check out .

17 VIDEO LESSONS
Watch ideation, prototyping, and iteration approaches in action with IDEO practitioners through recent and relevant case studies.
17 VIDEO LESSONS
Watch ideation, prototyping, and iteration approaches in action with IDEO practitioners through recent and relevant case studies.
5-WEEK ONLINE COURSE
Self-paced with recommended deadlines for assignments and a time commitment of roughly 4 hours/week.
5-WEEK ONLINE COURSE
Self-paced with recommended deadlines for assignments and a time commitment of roughly 4 hours/week.
1 TOOLKIT
1 CERTIFICATE
Receive a downloadable guide with frameworks, activities, and supplemental resources from the course and a certificate of completion.
1 TOOLKIT
1 CERTIFICATE
Receive a downloadable guide with frameworks, activities, and supplemental resources from the course and a certificate of completion.
COLLABORATIVE LEARNING
Receive coaching from content experts, join a global community, share feedback and resources, and develop long-term connections.
COLLABORATIVE LEARNING
Receive coaching from content experts, join a global community, share feedback and resources, and develop long-term connections.

From Ideas to Action

About the Educators Learning Community

We're partnering with the IDEO Teachers Guild to create this unique in-course community for educators interested in developing their design thinking skills.

Teachers are the innovators education has been waiting for, and design thinking can help teachers activate their own creativity and solve the biggest challenges in education today. The creative problem-solving methods of design thinking equip educators with the skills and confidence to design for the evolving needs of their students and schools.

What Does This In-Course Community Involve?

COLLABORATE WITH EDUCATION INNOVATORS

Go through the 5-week From Ideas to Action online course alongside a cohort of educators across the globe and share questions, insights, and ideas.

TAP YOUR INNER DESIGNER

Grow your skills as a designer by ideating, prototyping, and iterating solutions to challenges in education today.

ACCESS EXPERTS IN DESIGN & EDUCATION

Get inspired by best-in-class projects coming out of IDEO's Teachers Guild and Design for Learning Studio.

Send your questions to hello@ideou.com. Want to start practicing before the course begins? Download the free Design Thinking for Educators Toolkit.

What Educators Are Saying

How Design Can Empower Students & Educators

In our most recent Creative Confidence Series webcast, we sat down with Sandy Speicher, Managing Director of IDEO's education practice and a strategic adviser to the K-12 Lab Network at the Stanford d.school, to discuss design thinking in education and how teachers can be powerful change agents for schools and education as a whole.

WATCH THE WEBCAST >

Course Overview

From Ideas to Action is a deep dive into the design thinking skills of ideation, prototyping, and iteration. This 5-week course will teach you how to frame your ideas as experiments and bring others in on your vision of the future. Use experimentation to learn from failure and move from incremental to radical innovation.

Join the course and collaborate with a global community of learners from diverse industries to push your learning, share and receive feedback and resources, and develop long-term connections.


Introduction Review how insights help spark ideas that lead to action and choose your project challenge.
  • An introduction to three approaches that will get you from ideas to action: ideation, prototyping, and iteration.
  • Discussion: What prevents us from sharing our ideas with the world?
  • Activity: Choose your project challenge and apply what you learn in this course to a "real life" scenario.

The Art of Ideating Go beyond brainstorming-learn techniques for coming up with innovative ideas.
  • Quickly generate, develop, and test ideas. Get comfortable with generating an abundance of ideas, even ones that might seem ridiculous at first.
  • Discussion: If you land on a solid idea, why should you keep generating more possible solutions? Shouldn't you just stop when you've come up with something good?
  • Activity: Plan an ideation session, ideate with two to four people, and choose your top ideas.

Rapid Prototyping De-risk your new ideas by gaining feedback with early prototypes.
  • Learn how to make your ideas tangible so you can share, get feedback, and push them even further.
  • Discussion: How do you invite others to experience something that exists only in your brain? How do you start making your idea tangible?
  • Activity: Plan for your prototype, build a prototype, and share it with others.

Iterate Your Way Forward Get results faster by evolving your ideas to be more desirable, feasible, and viable.
  • Learn how to move your idea forward through multiple rounds of ideation and prototyping.
  • Discussion: Why is trial and error so important?
  • Activity: List questions that will help you iterate, prioritize those questions, ideate again (and again), and plan for the future.

Learn from Brendan Boyle, IDEO Partner & Toy Lab Founder

Brendan Boyle believes that play is the key to innovation. This philosophy guides his work as a toy inventor, consulting associate, professor at Stanford University's d.School, and Partner at IDEO. He founded the Toy Lab to explore kid-centered solutions to the challenge of boredom. Under his leadership, the Toy Lab has invented and licensed hundreds of toys and archetypes, including the best-selling app Elmo Calls with Sesame Street.

Brendan also consults with companies about redesigning their organizational behavior to include space for play, wrote the course From Play to Innovation offered at Stanford's d.School, and co-authored the award-winning encyclopedia of never-before-seen inventions, The Klutz Book of Inventions.

Why Take From Ideas to Action

From Ideas to Action teaches the design thinking methods of generating ideas, making them tangible, and refining them through the process of experimentation. Learn the IDEO skills and mindsets of building to think and experimenting your way forward. As IDEO Founder David Kelley says, "The trick is building a culture of experimentation. Then, by definition, if you're not failing some of the time, you're not doing an experiment."

This Course Will Help You

  • Turn your ideas into small experiments where failure becomes learning.
  • Build rough and rapid prototypes so others can help you get from outrageous to brilliant ideas.
  • Create a culture of experimentation on your team and move from incremental to radical innovation.
  • Move from ideas to real innovations in the marketplace through the process of ideation, prototyping, and iteration.
  • Bring others in on your version of the future.

Sneak Peek of the Course

At IDEO, we're all about learning by doing. We use prototypes to make our ideas tangible and gather feedback from others. This peek inside the course will show you one way a past IDEO startup in residence, PillPack, used prototyping to learn how to talk about and price their new business offering.

Want to learn more about the From Ideas to Action Educators Learning Community?

Join our mailing list for education-specific webcast invites, stories, and design thinking tips.