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Product Design, Prototyping, and Testing

edX, Online
4 weeks
199 USD
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Self-paced Online
4 weeks
199 USD
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Self-paced Online
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Course description

Product Design, Prototyping, and Testing

This essential product management course explains key design thinking principles around personas, story mapping, and prototyping. Product managers need to know and appreciate product designer tools and processes. By combining these principles with good scrum processes, youll learn to create great products that dont sacrifice design for functionality or feasibility.

This course enables students to transition from ideas to prototyping and concept testing of their products and services. Students learn how best to effectively translate ideas into marketable offerings so that the best product and service ideas are harnessed and create real value for customers and the organization. Emphasis is placed on an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to engineering design, concurrent engineering, design for manufacturing, industrial design, and the business of new product development. Topics include design methods, modeling and simulation, material and manufacturing process selection, platform and modular design, mass customization, planning and scheduling.

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  • Self-paced Online
  • Online
  • English

Who should attend?


None required.Product Management Fundamentals and Achieving Product-Market Fit recommended.

Training content

  • Module 1:Development Processes and Organizations
  • Module 2:Concept Generation and Selection
  • Module 3:Product Design and Architecture
  • Module 4:Principles of Prototyping and User Experience
  • Module 5:Wireframing and Prototyping Models
  • Module 6:Robust Design Considerations
  • Module 7:Testing and Troubleshooting
  • Module 8:Project Management

Course delivery details

This course is offered through The University of Maryland, College Park, a partner institute of EdX.

2-3 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$199
  • Audit Track - Free

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What you'll learn

  • Development processes and organizations.The customer needs process, Lean UX, diagrams, sketches, wireframes, prototypes, and emerging technologies.
  • Concept generation and selection.Defining product specifications, establishing target specifications, and setting the final specifications.
  • Product design and architecture.Industrial design, design for the environment, and design for manufacturing.
  • Principles of prototyping and user experience.Planning for prototyping, service design, mapping the user experience, and anatomy of an experience map.
  • Wireframing and prototyping models.Product architecture, choosing a wireframing/UX prototyping tool, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and Web Design Lifecycle, and open source.
  • Robust design considerations.Robust design process and version control.
  • Testing and troubleshooting.Red team and blue team, recovering from disaster, and strategies for recovery.
  • Project management.Guidelines for project planning and project execution.

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