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Futures-thinking for successful creative practice at Nottingham Trent University

The Futures-thinking for successful creative practice course at Nottingham Trent University teaches the futures-thinking approach to generate new ideas and perspectives.

School: School of Art & Design
Course: Futures-thinking for successful creative practice
Location: Nottingham, UK
Course dates: 18 to 26 April 2024, Thursday and Friday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Application deadline: 17 April 2024

Problem-solving and futures-thinking is integral to the creative industries.

It goes beyond what makes good design and is about innovation, building capacity and generating new perspectives and big ideas.

Within the complexities of today's fast-changing world with disruption around every corner, having the right methodologies and skillset is essential.

This course will therefore teach a design-thinking approach to creative problem-solving towards a future-thinking mindset.

It will help you and your colleagues focus on the most critical factors to design - and save money along the way.

However, this course will go beyond design and futures-thinking and will also integrate systems-thinking, the lens through which you can look at the world and identify the causes of problems and potential solutions for tomorrow.

By the end of the course, you will have a valuable understanding of the importance of taking a holistic approach to design-thinking, futures-thinking and systems-thinking.

You’ll have a series of tools and processes that you can apply to your own work to increase your creative capabilities.

The blend of theory with pragmatic tools with the emphasis on actionability will ensure your next creative challenge is a success.

Find out more about the course and apply ›

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