Design for the 21st Century with Don Norman

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How This Course Will Help Your Career

What You’ll Learn

  • How designers can improve the world and solve global problems

  • Why designers are so special and how we can democratize design

  • How to apply human-centered design principles to solve global problems

  • How to use systems thinking to investigate the entire system

  • How to tackle major problems by muddling through

  • How today's methods for designing and measuring success are wrong

  • How to move up in a company and address bigger design challenges

  • How to communicate clearly and gain interest

  • The critical skills for 21st century designers

In this course, taught by your instructor, Don Norman, you’ll learn how designers can improve the world, how you can apply human-centered design to solve complex global challenges, and what 21st century skills you’ll need to make a difference in the world. Each lesson will build upon another to expand your knowledge of human-centered design and provide you with practical skills to make a difference in the world.

“The challenge is to use the principles of human-centered design to produce positive results, products that enhance lives and add to our pleasure and enjoyment. The goal is to produce a great product, one that is successful, and that customers love. It can be done.”

— Don Norman

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In the first lesson, you’ll learn how designers can improve the world. You’ll also learn how designers can use the principles of human-centered design to solve complex global challenges. We’ll also explore why we evolved from user-centered design to people-centered design on our journey with instructor Don Norman. Don is the co-founder and Principal Emeritus of Nielsen Norman Group. He will explain why designers are so special and how to democratize design.

In the second lesson, you’ll learn how to apply human-centered design insights to the 21st century’s challenges. You’ll also learn how to focus on people when you solve complex global challenges. We’ll also learn how to solve real problems and not just symptoms from your instructor, Don Norman. Don will teach you how you can muddle through by starting out solving just a little part of the root problem.

In the final lesson, you’ll learn about the new skills that designers must develop and how to navigate the journey to mastering those skills. You’ll also learn how to increase your influence as a designer. We’ll also learn how today's methods for designing and measuring success are wrong. Don will teach you how to communicate clearly to gain people’s interest.

Throughout the course, we’ll supply you with templates and step-by-step guides so you can go right out and use what you learn in your everyday practice.

In the “Build Your Portfolio Project: Make A Difference,” you’ll be able to apply the principles of human-centered design to make your local community a better place. If you want to complete these optional exercises, you will get hands-on experience with the methods you learn and in the process you’ll create a case study for your portfolio which you can show your future employer or freelance customers.

You can also learn with your fellow course-takers and use the discussion forums to get feedback and inspire other people who are learning alongside you. You and your fellow course-takers have a huge knowledge and experience base between you, so we think you should take advantage of it whenever possible.

Lessons in This Course

  • Each week, one lesson becomes available.
  • There’s no time limit to finish a course. Lessons have no deadlines.
  • Estimated learning time: 12 hours 39 mins spread over 5 weeks .

Lesson 0: Welcome and Introduction

Available once you start the course. Estimated time to complete: 1 hour 24 mins.

Lesson 1: How Designers Can Improve the World

Available once you start the course. Estimated time to complete: 2 hours 56 mins.

Lesson 2: How You Can Apply Human-Centered Design Insights and Processes When You Aim to Solve Complex Global Problems

Available anytime after Aug 12, 2024. Estimated time to complete: 2 hours 51 mins.

Lesson 3: What Are the Design Skills You Will Need to Make a Difference in the 21st Century?

Available anytime after Aug 19, 2024. Estimated time to complete: 5 hours 29 mins.

Lesson 4: Course Certificate, Final Networking, and Course Wrap-up

Available anytime after Aug 26, 2024.

How Others Have Benefited

Daniel Fornica

Daniel Fornica, United States

“I appreciate Don Norman's approach in addressing global challenges with a soft yet inclusive tone that makes it accessible for all types of learners.”


Susan Winer

Susan Winer, United States

“Mr. Norman draws on great breadth and depth of knowledge and experience, and although he's describing Big Ideas, he breaks them down in a straightforward, common-sense approach. The material is organized progressively, each lesson building on the previous. His video presentation feels very human and accessible as if we were conversing over dinner.”


Milena Valcheva

Milena Valcheva, Bulgaria

“Don Norman speaks extremely convincingly and with emotion, with which he manages to captivate the listener. This course changed my way of thinking, not just from a design perspective, but completely.”

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Design for the 21st Century with Don Norman

1.2 - 21st Century Design: Let’s Use Human-Centered Design to Solve Major Global Challenges

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1.4 - What’s So Special about Designers?

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3.3 - Don Norman: The Way We Design Today is Wrong!

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