Introduction to Design with Systems, Short Course | Part time online | University of the Arts London (UAL) | United Kingdom
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Introduction to Design with Systems

42 days
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520 GBP/full
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About

This Introduction to Design with Systems short course at the University of the Arts London (UAL) will introduce the notion of systems in relation to design and encourage students to develop a systems mindset in their own work, where they can identify, represent and critically engage with system elements and actors impacted by their work.

Overview

The Introduction to Design with Systems short course at the University of the Arts London (UAL) is made up of six sessions over a period of six weeks which aim to introduce students to the basic systems theory that is essential for understanding and working with systems.

Practical tasks will explore how to map and engage with systems and their varied elements, touching on participatory design practices, co-design methods, inclusivity and ethics.

Course outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Approach a given problem or situation from a systems perspective
  • Be able to plan a systems mapping exercise to include elements from multiple perspectives
  • Plan and carry out engagement with system elements and actors with an awareness of the ethical considerations, constraints, and framing

Programme Structure

Topics to be covered:
  • Basic systems theories and histories
  • Various stances and critical approaches to systemic thinking in design
  • Systems mapping: theory and application
  • Co-design and participatory methodologies
  • Stakeholder engagement practices and ethics
  • Design with systems in practice

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 42 days

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

This course is aimed at:

  • Designers, creatives, managers and entrepreneurs in the creative industries interested in pursuing a systems-based approach in their work, and particularly those who are interested in supporting change and transition in their field of work and beyond.
  • Civil servants (or other professionals working at a systems level) interested in bringing design approaches into their work
The course is for beginners, students need no prior knowledge of systems thinking but a basic understanding of design is recommended.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    520 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 520 GBP for the full programme during 42 days.
  • National

    520 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 520 GBP for the full programme during 42 days.

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