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Regular Course Fee:

$860 CAD + tax

Date & Time:

October 1-3, 2021

8 am - 3 pm PDT
(Vancouver Time)

5 pm - 12 am CEST
(Germany time)

Workshop Type:

Intensive - Interactive Weekend
(Friday to Sunday)

Delivery:

Online

In Partnership With

University of Europe for Applied Sciences logo

Innovation & Design, Interactive Products & Services Workshop

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About the Workshop

In this innovative workshop, students receive an introduction to design, focused on UX and communication design. They will learn about Design Thinking – the visualization and design of ideas in relation to task setting. Design Thinking provides a solution-based approach to solving problems. It is a way of thinking and working, as well as a collection of hands-on methods.

In small groups, students will use Design Thinking methods – asking questions like “how might we…?” and brainstorming – to come up with ideas and solutions for Interactive Products & Services. Subsequently, students will create a concept based on their best idea and pitch it in a 60-second elevator pitch.

After finalizing their ideas, workshop participants will create the first prototype for their solutions. Design Prototyping gives students the tools to develop prototypes of their ideas. We provide the foundation of the systematic tools for this playful and popular design innovation method. In small interviews and user tests, students will assess their prototype’s usability.

At the end of the workshop, every group will have a completed prototype and a 10-minute group presentation, allowing students to get feedback from other workshop participants.

Students will leave this workshop with the skills to generate ideas effectively, produce the first shape of a concept and a low-fidelity prototype, and pitch their solutions convincingly and emotionally.

According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report, “Germany is the current leader in innovation – in part because of the speed it’s developing new technologies like driverless cars.”

This positions Germany as the top country with innovative design capacity and makes it the perfect fit for aspiring students who are not in the country to be a part of this Innovation & Design Workshop delivered by the University of Europe for Applied Sciences in Germany.

 

Why study Innovation & Design

  • Design Thinking is an effective problem-solving technique that starts with identifying unmet client demands.
  • A process for innovation comes from that discovery, which includes concept creation, applied creativity, prototyping and experimentation.
  • When Design Thinking methods are applied to business, the rate of innovation success skyrockets.

 

Course Agenda

Included in the Workshop

  • Lectures and course materials
  • Certificate of Attendance from UE
  • Opportunities for networking
  • Developing new processes

The course is equivalent to 3 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits.

 

Delivery Mode

The delivery is 100% online, with live sessions throughout the weekend. To follow the sessions, you will need a good internet connection, a computer and your smartphone. The language of delivery is English, and all classes will support the development of the students’ group projects. In addition to the theoretical knowledge, some sessions will allow students to use their newly acquired skills and work on their projects.

 

Virbela - Virtual Classroom

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Screenshot of UE's Virtual Classroom.

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The Innovation & Design, Interactive Products & Services Workshop, will use Virbela to help you connect with your teachers, classmates and walk around UE campus.

Virbela is the first virtual platform built specifically to solve the challenges of remote collaboration. It allows users to meet, host events and hold classes in an immersive and engaging 3D world. With Virbela, students and faculty from around the world are immersed in first-person experiences using avatars.

 

Meet Your Instructors

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Dr. Lauritz Lipp

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Cyrus Dominik Khazaeli

 

About The University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE)

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The University of Europe for Applied Sciences, with campuses in Iserlohn, Berlin, Potsdam and Hamburg, educates the designers and decisions makers of tomorrow in the fields of: Art & Design, Business, Sports, Media & Events. The synergy of creativity, entrepreneurial digital thinking and internationality enriches the faculties and leads to new perspectives in teaching and research.

Our university focuses on your development. We combine entrepreneurial, creative, digital and international thinking under one roof – important skills that are in high demand in the workplace, whether for managers, consultants, entrepreneurs, designers, or artists. Students are taught in a friendly and personal atmosphere by renowned lecturers from the industry and study at a campus that is centrally located and equipped with the latest technology.

 

More information & how to apply

To learn more about this workshop, you can send an email to micro-credentials@ucanwest.ca.

To apply, follow these steps:

  • Click on the 'Register Here' button
  • Fill out the registration form
  • You will receive an email with payment instructions, follow them and provide payment
  • You will receive your login credentials
  • To avoid any technical problems during the workshop, we would like to do a pre-technical check on Wednesday, September 29 at 8 am PDT (Vancouver time) / 5 pm CEST (Germany time)
  • Log in to the Innovation & Design, Interactive Products & Services Workshop on October 1-3

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