Unlock your creativity - The Design Process

Course overview

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE ?

Technical skills and general knowledge are essential to designers, but what really makes a difference is his/her level of creativity  and his ability to read and satisfy a client. All successful designers are creative people who can think outside the box and get into their client's mind. Clients want to feel understood and challenged with new ideas, and design firms are looking for designers who are creative-concept makers , in tune with clients' wishes. 

The Design Process course will nurture your creativity and teach you how to read a client thanks to Insight School's systematic and coordinated methodology. Here are the 3 steps we follow :

  1. Collect information through a client brief
  2. Research and analyse the project location and the client profile 
  3. Ideate original ideas through the creative process and concept board elaboration

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS COURSE:

You will develop and apply skills on the following:

  •  Brief taking and client analysis
  •  Site context and location analysis
  •  Creative process methodology
  •  Research and conceptual development
  •  Description and communication of design ideas via concept boards

 

A GLIMPSE INTO THE DESIGN PROCESS COURSE CONTENT :

This course consists of a series of tutorials, videos, exercises, and case studies which explore ways of recording, analysing  and interpreting.

We will start with the mind mapping exercise , a visual thinking tool that helps generate new ideas.
Brainstorming through mind mapping is intended to encourage you to think laterally; progressing from a single word, to a number of somewhat connected, evocative words, to a series of abstract images, and finally, to a designed element originating from these developed inspirations. 
 
See how our student Chai developed from the word "refuge" a concentric  parquet flooring directly inspired from the oak grain photograph .

ASSIGNMENT AND CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

Students wishing to receive a Certificate of Completion for their course will have to submit (and pass) a digital assignment.

The Design Process assignment will be as follow : the student will be given a choice of client profiles (a Japanese writer in love with nature, a Miami based fashionista etc..) and will be asked to : 

- Design a Concept Board for his/her chosen client 
- Generate design ideas sketches derived from the Concept board images
 

For each task, students will receive a  written feedback from Insight School teachers.

See Concept Board student assignment complete  with teacher feedback:

See Digital Certificate of Completion example:

THIS COURSE INCLUDES

REQUIREMENTS:

- Computer : Mac/PC
- Software: PowerPoint or Keynote
- Simple stationary : pencil, eraser, paper
 

Suitability

  • This course¬†aims to provide training for those who aspire to become professional interior designers. It also provides an opportunity for practicing designers¬†to expand their creative potential and best respond to client briefs.
  • Available from Sept. 10

Tuition fees

HKD 2500

Choose to take this course individually, or all 6 online short courses and save 10%. Email or call the school to book your course and redeem your discount.

Please let me know when this course is next on.