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

ONLINE COURSE

14 April - 05 May 2020

3 weeks online course + video materials

DESIGN RESEARCH SKILLS

In this 3-week course, you will learn essential skills to conduct design research starting from research planning - know which methods to use, and how to gather primary and secondary data. 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, you will be able to plan your research with confidence.


Course Objective

What You Will Learn

What will be covered in this course

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

How to manage remote research

What will NOT be covered in this course

Analyzing the data gathered 

Deriving insights and recommendations

UI/ UX/ Service Design process

How to communicate results

Course Syllabus

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.

CLASS FORMAT

  • This is a fully online course and all the assignments will be done individually.
  • There are no live sessions but you need to follow the homework and peer review deadline each week based on the course agenda. The videos are recorded by the instructor and he will be giving you feedback during the course. 

LANGUAGE

All course materials will be presented in English, while internal communication and facilitation will be in Bahasa Indonesia.

Anin has a master degree in Product Service System Design from Politecnico di Milano, and bachelor and professional degree in architecture. During her master study she also joined a parallel multi-disciplinary program called Alta Scuola Politecnica and has various experiences such as designer in residence in Cube Design Museum - Kerkrade, researcher in Polimi DESIS Lab (Design for Sustainability and Social Innovation) and worked with Indonesian Trade Promotion Center, Milan.

FACILITATOR

Anindya 

The course will be conducted by one instructor and one 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.

INSTRUCTOR

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.

Kevin Tan

Instructor & Facilitator

    • A set of course materials each week consisting: notes, video and homework

    • 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

    What's unique about
    this online class

    • Love of learning
    • Curiosity
    • Optimism
    • Empathy


    Prerequisite

    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.

    Limited to 24 participants

    Registration closed

    Our Learning Philosophy

    Somia Academy embraces experiential, hands-on learning methodology. 

    We aim to cultivate the designer’s critical thinking skill to become an independent learner. To master any skills - especially Human Centred Design (HDC) process - we believe the learner should own a sense of confidence to explore the ambiguous realm of design and innovation.


    Becoming a great designer is a long and engrossing process, it’s not the result of a few days course. 

    Our course is designed to help you with your learning journey.

    Our Learning Principles

    Enjoy the process

    Adopt reflective learning

    Learning by doing

    Reflect on what you did well, what went wrong and could be done better. Learn from each process’ successes and failures.

    Embrace the uncertainty and be present in the learning journey.

    Less theory, more practical application. Practice makes perfect.

    Foster active collaboration

    Think critically

    No one-size-fits-all approach

    Look at information from different sides objectively and construct your own point of view.

    Build on each other’s idea and defer judgment because we bring various backgrounds to the table.

    Acknowledge that each project has unique needs. Gain experiences over time to know which best approach to use on any project.

    "Kalo kamu mau belajar gimana cara synthesis data hasil research, wajib banget ikut ini. Relevant kalo kerjaan kamu ke arah design research."

    "Ini workshop UX dengan sharing best practice oleh para fasilitatornya."

    What previous batch said

    "Register right away! So much worth if you're looking for workshop which material is very practical in your daily work life and friends that help you improve your skills."

    "This workshop will help you structure the way you think when looking for solution."

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    Ready to take your skills to the next level?

    Somia Academy reserves the right to alter the program if necessary and without notice, as a result of circumstances beyond their control.

    Somia Academy is organized with love, by the people behind Somia Customer Experience

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