This course blends analytical skills, intuition and creative thinking to develop practical solutions to real world problems. Gain a high-level understanding of the design process through team- based projects tackling challenges. Design thinking, methods and strategies offer novel ways to discover market opportunities, experiment to validate concepts and mitigate risk, and deliver value to all. This will be a reflective lecture and small project-based course that addresses the programmatic, technical, business, social and human factors of design in a way that leads to innovation(s) in the development of integrated solutions. Learn how to engage with end users, effectively frame problems, identify potential solutions, build prototypes to test assumptions and learn what works (and doesn’t). Then dive into a range of ways large and small to bring design innovation into your daily life.
Design Innovation Courses
Design Innovation courses are the entry point to collaborative, design-infused problem-solving. Our goal is to grow our cross-disciplinary course offerings to include 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: 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.