Here at Continuing and Professional Education at The New School, we provide a variety of options for professionals looking to expand their skills in design thinking, management, and marketing. Courses range from Design Thinking for Human-Centered Healthcare and Design for Non-Designers to Programmatic, Mobile, and Native Marketing. Students benefit from individualized instructor feedback and occasional guest lectures from industry experts in addition to creative course content. Any course can be taken individually or applied to a certificate.
Continue reading to learn more about individual courses!
Design Futures 101
With this course, students will ground their understanding of futures studies with principles and specific methods from the field. The course dives into the area of design futures, a subset of approaches combining design approaches and futures studies. This course applies towards our Futures Studies and Speculative Design Certificate.
Design for Non-Designers
This course teaches students how to create tangible ideas from material gathered during research and to bring these ideas to live. Students will master how to test their designs before implementation and how to design without prior visual design skills. This is the fourth course in our Design Thinking in Practice Certificate.
Programmatic, Mobile, and Native Marketing
Students will examine the pros and cons of various media, how they relate to each other and data optimization, and how it all comes together to form a campaign. This course applies towards the Digital Marketing Certificate.
Immersive Scenario Planning
This course leads students through the construction of contextually relevant scenarios that take into account the objectives of communities, organizations, or industries. Students create projections of desirable and undesirable future characteristics in various scenarios. This course counts towards the Futures Studies and Speculative Design Certificate.
Dimensions of Social Justice in Design Industries
This course focuses on the many areas of social justice as it comes up in the design industry. These include racial, gender, economic, and environmental justice. Students will learn about the growing fields of design for social impact and design justice, which offer tools and critical frameworks for assessing how power privileges some and disenfranchises others. This course applies towards the Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice in Design Certificate.
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