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Maynooth University Department of Design Innovation

Qualification : POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE

Award Type and NFQ level : CERTIFICATE LEVEL 9

CAO/PAC code : MMC01

CAO Points :

Closing Date : 14 December 2020

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This course is an introduction to design thinking that provides learners with a Design-derived perspective on problem solving, analysis, creativity and critical thinking. It introduces skills and mindset of design thinking through class sessions and practical assignments. The course requires full-time engagement over two weeks, including five half-days of class time and time allocate to practical assignments.

Head of Department

Department of Design Innovation


Department of EDEN

This course is delivered on a part-time basis by a leading expert in the field, Dr. Frank Devitt. It will be delivered over five days in January 2021: Monday – Wednesday 11-13 January, and Monday – Tuesday 18-19 January 2021. The course will be delivered in an online format, and students will have work to complete between the first and second blocks of teaching.

Course Duration: 1 semester

Over the past decade, design thinking has become one of the most valued innovation methodologies because of its emphasis on user empathy, understanding user experiences and uncovering user insights to create innovations that delight. These methods are used by a wide range of organisations, providers of both goods and services, in the public and private sectors. It is used mostly in Marketing, Engineering and other product development functions.

Online application only https://v2.pac.ie/institute/19

PAC Code
MMC01

The following documents should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed must accompany the application. Applicants must also upload a copy of their valid passport.

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