About The Course
Student Testimonials from Earlier Sessions of the Course:
"An amazing course - a joy to take. I will really miss checking in every week to see the latest. I learned a great deal, from the videos, [the course staff] and my fellow students. I think getting the feedback from my peers was such a great way to run the course. So many ideas, suggestions, thoughts and words of encouragement that were so appreciated. I've been driving everyone I know talking about it all the time." --E. Wadsworth-Jones
"When I signed up for this course I didn't know what to expect; the experience was so good and rewarding. I just loved it every step of the way. The course was brilliant, challenging and fun! Our professor, Prof. Karl Ulrich, is an amazing teacher, I loved his down to Earth approach. Participating in a tournament was also one of the course's highlights. The whole thing was a great, unforgettable experience. I wish to thank with all my heart Coursera and the University of Pennsylvania for the opportunity given to us." --D. Rosi
See examples of student projects: here
Karl's Advanced Design Course: if you're interested, please click here for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Will I get a Statement of Accomplishment after completing this class?
Yes. Students who successfully complete the class will receive a Statement of Accomplishment signed by the instructor.
- What resources will I need for this class?
You will need some physical tools (e.g., marker, razor knife, straight edge, glue, and so forth). However, these tools are readily available for very little money.
- What is the coolest thing I'll learn if I take this class?
You will learn a structured process to tackling unstructured challenges of all types. As a designer, you’ll be better able to create traditionally designed artifacts like buildings and products, but also artifacts not usually thought of as created by designers, such as services and business models.
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