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Wednesday, 26 January 2022 12:16

RMIT Online and Canva devise design courses


RMIT Online partners with Canva to a create three human-centred design courses to equip students and mid-career designers with hands-on capabilities in design thinking, user experience, and prototyping.

RMIT Online says these courses addresses the growing demand for designers and combines strong technical skills and knowledge of design thinking principles with the ability to identify and solve business problems.

"Our market research identified that most organisations have designers who can work on the tools and execute on a design brief, but businesses are looking for designers who can step back and make sure they are solving the right problems," explains RMIT Online product director Li Tan. "Design is more than just a skillset. It’s a way of thinking and we've developed programs that teach students both the theory and the practical skills to develop that.”

RMIT Online also partnered with Symplicit, REA, and Fjord (part of Accenture Interactive), to build the programs of the new graduate certificate in UX design and the graduate certificate and graduate diploma in digital product design.

Subject matter experts from these partners bring to the courses their professional experiences and the current problems faced by the industry.

"This partnership is an opportunity to share our expertise in taking a vision and turning it into a world-leading product, and help students learn to do the same," says Canva head of design Andrew Green.

In the graduate certificate in UX Design, one of the course’s main goals is to help designers navigate the challenges of balancing deep exploration of product, service, and experience challenges with the organisational and commercial realities of the design industry.

“We also want to build business decision making and strategic thinking into the core skill set of the UX designer,” adds RMIT Online program manager Matt Kurowski.

In addition to developing mindsets, teaching strategic thinking, and responding to complex problems, the digital product design courses also focus on interpersonal leadership skills and design and research operations capabilities.

“These courses explore how products, services and experiences both constrain and unlock opportunities for local and global value and impact, both now and into the future,” Kurowski says.

LinkedIn has listed user experience researcher as one of Australia’s fastest-growing job titles, pulling in a salary of up to $161,000. Demand for digital product managers is also on the rise. According to analytics software company Burning Glass, there has been a compound annual growth rate of 42% in job listings from 2016.

These courses will be credentialed by RMIT University. 

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