Assistive Devices Challenge

In this course, students will engage in a persona-based design thinking challenge.


In this course, students will create solutions to challenges that real people in their communities may face.

Duration: Up to (2) 40 minute sessions

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Group or Individual: Group

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe and apply the design thinking USERS framework to a variety of problems
  • Collaborate in teams to apply the USERS framework to create a solution
  • Exercise a deep understanding of how design is a human-centered process
  • Practice transforming an abstract design into a marketable, product-based solution
  • Communicate the creative process and final solution to classmates


  • blank paper
  • pencils/pens
  • 3D printing software
  • glue
  • tape
  • chart paper
  • 3D printer
  • filament for 3D printer

Prerequisite Skills

  • Familiarity with TinkerCAD or other 3D printing software

Your Instructor

Eden Hennessey
Eden Hennessey

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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