Design for impact.
This course will provide the essential ingredients to gain more traction with your design work. Facilitated live by Melis Senova, it summarises the key learnings from the book, this human
this human by Melis Senova could be the single most important book I’ve read in design. Just one of the gems.
Danny Seals Co-founder Venndorly @thedannyseals
This course will help you cut through the noise and connect with the essentials for great design.
This Human Essentials is designed as a primer and a refresher.
If you are new to ‘This Human’ universe, this is a brilliant place to start. If you are a member of our community, have read the book, and completed some of our courses, this is an opportunity to reconnect with the essence of the work.
Every time you come back to this work; you learn something new.
It’s layered, like an onion.
This Human Essentials is a space for those who understand design has powerful impact in the world. As a designer or design team leader, you are in a position to influence that impact. The more you know about yourself, the more deliberate you can be about where and how you direct this energy and attention. This course connects you with why that matters, while gaining insight, communicating, and delivering your work.
What you will learn
Deepen your insight in your design research
In this module we answer the following questions:
How do you know the difference between a finding and an insight?
When is enough research, analysis, synthesis enough?
How do you know?
How do you lead teams to deep insight?
Communicate design outcomes with clarity
Communicating intangible, long-time horizon design outcomes in a world that needs tangible, measurable, immediate results can be exhausting. In this module you will learn the techniques I have distilled from 25 years of practice that I know work.
Learn the secret to strong, resilient delivery
I know, it’s a lot to promise and we know you want at it. Melis learnt to deliver real design outcomes within high time and commercial pressure environments such aerospace, manufacturing, banking, and healthcare. Gain access to these techniques so you can bring them into your design work, regardless of your field of expertise.
What you get
We have packed a lot into three weeks. Here’s what you’ll get:
A This Human Essentials micro-credential
A certified micro-credential, that you can share on your LinkedIn profile.
Access to curated resources
You will have ongoing access to articles and selected resources from this human book, designed specifically to integrate these essentials into your practice.
Access to This Human Community
The course runs in a private space within This Human Community where you’ll get to learn together with other like-minded designers. Apart from video sessions, this is the only place you need to be during the course.
How it works
This Human Essentials course is hosted completely in This Human Community, which runs on the Mighty Networks platform. All the course content and messaging will be held on this platform in a private area alongside the main community.
You’ll be with a small group of people; places are limited to 20 people.
Facilitated by Dr Senova
Personally designed and facilitated by Melis, based on more than 20 years' experience working with designers.
Weekly reading and reflection tasks specifically picked from this human to bring the essentials into your practice.
This course creates opportunities to build meaningful relationships with other people who are also committed to an impactful career in design.
New dates launched!
Applications due 11-Apr-2023
Anyone who is currently in the field of design at any stage of their career will benefit from doing this work. Those who are not ‘officially’ practicing but are working adjacent to a design project currently are also invited to apply.
- Click apply now to fill out the form and reserve your spot.
- Follow this link to join This Human Community
- Click on Courses in the left navigation bar and select and pay for the next available course.
Starting Tuesday 18th April 2023 (AEDT)
- 1.5 hr/week zoom session with Melis at 8:30 am AEDT every Tuesday.
- Course runs for 3 weeks.
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