Hello from the University of Maryland. I'm excited to share with you one of our newest Coursera offers, Creative Design, Prototyping, and Testing. I'm James Green, I'm the managing director of learning and development for mtech here at the University of Maryland, and our lead faculty for the course is Cait von Schnetlage. Together, we'll be going through this journey with you of how do you do a variety of things that are important in this prototyping, designing, and testing environment. One, really translating those ideas into tangible assets. So I've worked with many entrepreneurs over the years, many corporate innovators, many people within existing organizations that have good ideas. But how do you make them a reality? How do you get the right resources? How do you get connected with the right people? How do you translate that idea into a very tangible product? That's a key focus that we'll have within our course. We're going to talk about wireframes. We're going to talk about rendering, prototypes, and really getting those ideas down on paper or today on screen. We're going to do it in this mantra of a minimum viable product, meaning that you're developing something that's going to be relatively quick to market, relatively inexpensive, but also viable. Minimum in the context-exes of the time, the resources, the money that it would take you and your organization to translate it into reality, but still viable. Recognizing that customers have choices, that competitors are working as hard as you are, that the market isn't going to sit still for you to catch up. So how do you go through and do that and demonstrate it? Something we'll talk about. Lastly, we'll talk about testing, testing assumptions, validating interests. Being sure that you're right and what you think customers want, and that your product does what you think it should do. Now, this course is designed for really anybody that's in the broader scope of product. It could be people that are aspiring or could be people that are already active. In the area of product management, design development, software engineering, marketing, business. Again, there's no presumption of prior knowledge. With the course, we start from the bottom and then work our way up quickly. There is auto track where you can pursue the course for free. If you're interested in earning a certificate, there's that option as well. There are some enhanced resources, assessments, assignments, and if you complete those successfully and your earn the certificate track, you'll earn that certificate that you can share in your resume, share on LinkedIn. This course is also the fourth course within our specialization on product ideation, design, and management. So you may take the course individually, or you may take the course as part of the broader specialization. If you're thinking about doing this specialization, I'd encourage you maybe to perhaps think about some of the earlier courses, start at the beginning with developing innovative ideas and then you can work your way through there, that will also give you the opportunity to enter the creative design prototyping and testing course with an actual product in mind. It might help you in being a bit more concrete in your thinking, a bit more hands-on in the course, if you don't already have a product in mind. With that, we welcome you to explore the course. If you're already on the Coursera platform, you can go ahead and get started. If you're not, you can join for free and get busy learning about creative design, prototyping, and testing. Thank you.