Dezeen Magazine

Psychology for designers: making design more effective at Nottingham Trent University

Psychology for designers: making design more effective course at Nottingham Trent University allows participants to bolster their business practices through understanding consumer psychology.

School: School of Art & Design
Course: Psychology for designers: making design more effective
Location: Nottingham, UK
Course date: 2 to 3 May 2024
Application deadline: 1 May 2024

This course is for anyone working in a design, creative or research agency, as well as sole-trading creative entrepreneurs, who is keen to explore the psychological processes that underpin behaviour in the context of design.

From perception and consumer behaviour to bias and inclusion, the course will help you increase your effectiveness in good design to create solutions that exceed your clients' expectations.

The consumer landscape is constantly evolving, and the way consumers interact with brands has transformed.

88 per cent of high-ranking executives say that customers and employees are changing faster than they can change their business (Accenture Song 2022).

This emphasises the need for designers to be quick to respond to consumer behaviour in order to survive.

One of the ways of doing this is by understanding the psychology of design.

This course will help you to understand how the brain works, consumer psychology and what really drives your customer.

It will help you become an effective designer who gets things noticed, gets consumers to engage and gets them to react.

By the end of the course, you will understand how psychology can be applied in the context of design and consumer motivations.

Find out more about the course and apply ›

Top image by BA Graphic Design student Georgia Holton, 2019.

Dezeen Courses

Dezeen Courses is a service from Dezeen that provides details of architecture, interiors and design courses around the world. Click here for more information.

Dezeen Courses logo