Develop awareness and actively utilize the wide array of shared-resource laboratories and environments across Kent State University’s eight campus system that are connected as part of the Design Innovation (DI) Ecosystem. Explore the context of maker-communities, emerging technologies and social innovation resources while working in collaborative cross-disciplinary teams to tackle projects that intentionally connect the capabilities of multiple DI NODES.
Design Innovation Courses
The entry point into collaborative design-infused problem-solving
Our goal is to grow and offer Cross-disciplinary Course Offerings - Project-based learning that relies on multiple perspectives and Studios that will engage stakeholders and industry, and may include travel components.
- Design Thinking to Design Innovation Courses: Opens ways to imagine and create and think critically.
- Design Innovation studio(s) + Electives: Such as our “Be Smarter than Your Smartphone” course. The history and techniques of Design Innovation.
- Grand Challenge Project Studios: Interdisciplinary teams of students and faculty take on complex challenges both small and large.