Development of Design Thinking

Type: For the student's choice

Department: social pedagogy and social work




SemesterAmount of hoursLecturerGroup(s)
616Associate Professor Loboda Viktoriya


SemesterAmount of hoursGroupTeacher(s)
616Associate Professor Loboda Viktoriya

Course description

The educational discipline is designed as a training course and is aimed at developing students’ design thinking skills as a user-oriented method of creative problem-solving in cooperation, as well as a set of views, attitudes, and way of thinking. The practice of design thinking is best implemented in cross-functional teams with diverse experience. Stages of design thinking include: research, idea generation, visualization and storytelling, prototyping, testing and refinement.

The purpose of the course is to acquaint students with a modern view of design thinking as a creative way of solving problems aimed at creating non-standard solutions and innovations.

Objectives of the course is to promote the development of creative thinking skills of a young person able to achieve professional and personal goals.

Recommended Literature

  1. de Bono. Lateral thinking: creativity step-by-step. – 2014.
  2. Kelley T., Kelley D. Creative Confidence. Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All. – Harper Collins Publishers, 2015.
  3. Solving problems with design thinking: ten stories of what works / Liedtka J., King A., Bennett K. – New York : Columbia University Press, 2013.
  4. The right way to lead design thinking / Bason C., Austin R.D. // Harward Business Review, March-April 2019.
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  9. User Testing. Design Thinking for Product Teams: how to leverage human insight at every stage of the development cycle (2023)
  10. Video: User Testing. Human Insight (2023)