My previous coursersa design course work
In 2013, I participated in "Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society", taught by Karl Ulrich (Penn) via Coursera. The class taught me how to think with big "D" design, that is, always solving for a user need. I highly recommend the class. If you'd like to follow my course work, the posts are below. And it's probably helpful to establish that course focuses on solving a particular gap that we students experienced in our daily lives. My gap focused on travel guides:
My refined gap is: a service that helps users travel like a local while on vacation. Check out my first ever prototype here in Assignment 7.1. Discover my other service ideas in Assignment 3.1. And finally, learn more about the user needs I identified in my Assignment 2.2, found here.
My original gap was: A social travel guide that helps me travel like a local while on vacation by tapping to local social media reviews. You can read more about my first prototype in my Assignment 1.4, found here.