Problem Solving in the Digital Age
Learn Path Description
Skills You Will Gain
Courses In This Learning Path
Decision Making: How to Choose the Right Problem to Solve
How do you choose which problem to solve? This two-week course will teach you how to quickly solve problems and sharpen your decision-making skills.
By developing critical skills, you will be able to solve problems in the workplace and at home. You'll also learn how to make a plan that convinces others your ideas are viable. You will be able to evaluate your problem-solving abilities and how to improve them.
You'll be able to use SWOT analysis to help you identify the root problems and prioritize when it seems like everything is urgent. Once you are able to identify and understand a problem, you will be able to evaluate the pros and cons of different solutions and how to minimize risks.
This information will help you create a persuasive plan that demonstrates your best solutions. Your business case will also be peer-reviewed to allow you to get feedback. You will be able to solve real-world problems, and convince others of your ideas by the end.
Get Creative with People to Solve Problems
How is it that the products we use every single day are created and designed? Companies, startups, governments, and other organizations around the globe are using human-centered design to address the challenges by understanding the needs of the people who confront them. This course will give you a practical understanding of why and how to apply it. It also identifies which jobs are most affected by this way of thinking. Participation in activities will help you learn how to gather the data and information necessary to show that a solution is feasible in the real world. Human-centred Design is a creative approach that looks at the problems of people to find solutions. This course will teach you how to put people first in design and how to create your own design thinking mindset. This course will teach you how to brainstorm, empathy, and make prototypes. You'll also learn how asking the right questions can help your product stand out. You'll learn how to identify the problems that human-centred design can solve. Then, you'll try out the process with a few simple activities to get a better understanding of what it takes to create a successful design project. You'll learn from the experts how to create great products that work with real people. To see it in action, you'll learn how to apply design thinking on real-world problems. This course will help you to summarize the tasks required to manage a successful human-centred project and develop your design thinking mindset.
Evidence and Data Collection for Problem Solving
Data is becoming an increasingly important part of our daily lives as the digital world becomes more prominent. This course will help you harness the potential of data in your career and daily life.
As you learn to use data to solve everyday problems, and make informed decisions with data, you'll also be introduced to key concepts.
Additionally, you will learn skills that allow you to analyze and interpret trends and create a plan to solve real-world problems using evidence and data.
Data collection is valuable because it allows you to understand its meaning and purpose.
This course will discuss the differences between metadata and data and how different data sets can be combined to create datasets that provide greater insight and understanding of a particular situation.
It is important to understand the ethics and rules for using data from other people so that you can adhere to the restrictions.
Before you discuss the ethical issues surrounding data collection, we'll be looking at how data is created, shared and used in unexpected ways.
Through data visualization techniques, you'll learn how to present data in an engaging way that is easy to understand. These data concepts will be presented through the eyes of a small-business owner to give you real-world context.
This course is for anyone looking to enter the workforce or start a new career.