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Course Details

Course Commencement
August 2023 (Tentative)
Course Completion
January 2024 (Tentative)
Exam Dates
Multiple slots in January 2024 (Tentative)
Credits & LTP
Each course offers 5 credit points.
Practical (Hands-on)
Recommended For:
Graduation Programme - All streams of graduation
Branch - Applicable across all branches
Semester - Applicable across all semesters

Course Summary

The Design Thinking – Practitioner's Perspective course provides a foundation to aspiring students who want to understand design, innovation by design research and basics of design research that are essential for design consultancy and entrepreneurship. It explores how design thinking flows into iterative, back and forth stages to address the challenges and issues discovered, through a meticulous and empathetic inquiry with the user. The course familiarises students with design lifecycle, user studies, data collection, interpretation and data analysis methods along with creating design solutions, prototyping and evaluation methods and tools. Illustrated case studies, gamified user study techniques and the knowledge gained on sustainable and responsible design give students a broader understanding of the multidisciplinary subject.

The World Economic Forum ranks problem solving, critical thinking and creativity as the top three skills employees need in order to thrive in the workplace of the future. In a 2020 learning trends report by LinkedIn Learning's survey, 57 percent of business leaders said soft skills are more important than hard skills in job performance. According to an article published by Luxatia International, a human-centred design approach is extremely important to bridge the generation gap and challenges faced by organisations.

This course helps students build a foundation in the design thinking process, provides insights into the theories, contexts, principles and methods to understand user experience scenarios and issues. It helps students to systematically investigate, redefine and synthesise a given problem as an opportunity to design, to redefine and to build creative solutions. It also enables students to develop prototypes, evaluate and test solutions, create guidelines and recommendations.


Students need to perform hands-on assignments using MS/Open Office tools.

Students will have to leverage this environment to complete the industry assignment as well as to complete Part B of the summative assessment.

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Basic knowledge of surfing the Internet and the English language is required for taking up this course.

Course Syllabus

The course syllabus will be delivered through a combination of eLearning resources, digital lectures, community based digital classrooms as applicable.
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Course Components

Digital Learning
Courses to consist of enriching eLearning resources View Sample
Multiple digital lectures delivered by a renowned academician and an industry expert, through the entire duration of a course View Sample
Academic Connect
Moderated by an academic expert with a focus on building conceptual clarity View Sample
Industry Connect
Moderated by an industry expert with a focus on building industry oriented applied knowledge View Sample
Access to industry related mini projects to enable practical exposure for candidates View Sample
Periodic Formative
Access to three periodic formative assessments during the course View Sample
Summative Assessment
Candidates to appear for either summative assessments consisting of two parts - Test of Knowledge and Test of Application or TCS NQT View Sample
Verifiable Digital
Successful candidates to receive a digital certificate, verifiable through online platforms View Sample
Internship opportunity for toppers in the respective courses, subject to vacancies in corporates and their hiring policies View Sample
Get visibility to job vacancies with leading corporate recruiters that recognise the TCS NQT certification, subject to vacancies in corporates and their hiring policies View Sample