Conducting design research could open many insights to make improvements and as a catalyst for creating innovation.

4 June - 02 July 2021
4 weeks self-paced online course

Starting from
Rp 2,000,000
Rp 3,200,000

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Design Research Skills Highlights

Course Objective

Conducting design research could uncover many insights to make improvements and as a catalyst for creating innovation.

In this 4-week course, you will learn essential skills to conduct design research starting from research planning - know which methods to use, interviewing skills, synthesizing data to reporting. We will also share some practical tricks and tips in conducting design research that we gathered through our experiences.

Practice makes perfect! In order to enhance practical learning, we have prepared a series of exercises equipped with templates to give you hands-on experience in running your design research. Starting from listing your hypothesis, defining research questions, planning and conducting your research, synthesizing to reporting, you will be able to plan and communicate your research with confidence.

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The course materials are written in English while all communications are in Bahasa Indonesia.


  • This is a fully online course and all the assignments will be done individually.
  • A course agenda has been set for you to follow the materials, homework and peer review deadline each week. It is designed so you can take it while working or studying.

What you will get

  • A set of course materials each week consisting: notes, video and homework
  • Weekly live sessions on Friday 5 PM with guests appearance from practitioners!
  • Critique and feedback from your peers as part of learning process
  • Critique from the instructor on your individual submitted assignments
  • Set slack channel as communication platform with dedicated facilitator 
  • A certificate of Completion that you can share with your professional networks

Who this course is for

Entry beginner level of user researchers, design researchers, strategists, public service planners, and anyone who wants to learn essential skills in conducting design research.


  • Love of learning
  • Curiosity
  • Optimism
  • Empathy

What You Will Learn


  • How to make hypothesis
  • Research planning & methods
  • How to gather information through visual research
  • Preparing & conducting interview
  • Learning how to give and receive constructive feedback
  • Synthesizing the data gathered 
  • How to prepare and present the insight report


  • Exploring recommendation based on synthesized insights
  • UI / UX / Service Design Process

Course Syllabus

Week 1

  • Research Objective
  • Research Methods
  • Hypothesis
  • Research Questions
  • Research Plan
  • Learning how to give and receive constructive feedback

Week 2

  • Define & recruit users
  • Creating stimuli out of assumptions
  • Creating discussion guide 
  • Conducting interview

Week 3

  • Download Data
  • Synthesize Data
  • Creating Framework

Week 4

  • Presenting Insights
  • Craft Your Storytelling
  • Output & Deliverables

Bonus Materials
Service Safari, Online Listening, Trend Research, Competitive Research, Diaries and Photo Journaling

Upon completion of the course, you will earn a Certificate of Completion that you can share with your professional networks. In order to earn this certificate, you need to pass with a 70% score based on the set scoring system.

Instructor & Facilitator

The course will be conducted by instructor and facilitator. The instructor will conduct the program and give you feedback during the course. Meanwhile, the facilitator will support you in any administration matter, course materials and communications.

Kevin Tan

Kevin Tan

After received his Bachelor degree of Information System from Bina Nusantara University, Kevin has been involved in product research, advisory, and management for 7 years. His exposure in both private and public sector brings him to believe that listening closely to people’s story may uncover surprising opportunity area for organisations to move forward and grow.

Satia Putra

Graduated with a degree in urban planning and design from University College London (UCL). Satia is on a quest to learn how to design a built environment that is more human-centric and responsive to the ever-changing needs of its residents. Before joining Somia, he has helped to research on urban transit phenomenon at Pulse Lab Jakarta and support the development of an island-wide tourism master plan at AECOM Indonesia.

Ready to take your skills to the next level?