Description: This is a multi-disciplinary course incorporating theory and application from at least 2-3 different disciplines, such as marketing, psychology, graphic design, engineering, and computer science. The goal is to expose students across multiple departments and colleges to the 5 stages of the design thinking methodology, which provides a solution-based approach to solving problems. With this methodology, we will tackle problem solving in 5 stages: EMPATHIZE, DEFINE, IDEATE, PROTOTYPE AND TEST. Working through the stages of conceptual development, production of prototypes, iterations, and actualization. Letter grade only.
Sections offered: Spring 2021
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Liberal Studies Essential Skills: Critical Thinking
Prerequisite: FYS 121, topic 150 or FYS 121H, topic 8: Innovation and Design Thinking