We are entering an era where many new design-related careers are emerging-- each requiring unique, interdisciplinary skills and their sharing with others.
This course explores and prepares participants for these new challenging opportunities, which demand a robust portfolio demonstrating understanding and mastery of creativity, with a sensitivity in its' application, from the user down to material selection, all wrapped in a coherent vision;-- these are the keys to a successful design career.
Fast-paced, step-by-step guided exercises help individual students solve complex problems supporting your design and build innovative solutions for future growth. You will learn unconventional skills, visual tools, and approaches to develop consumer/user empathy as we together bring initial product concepts to life. Keeping this in mind, the course will survey how creativity is expressed in a wide range of inter-related professions and how it interacts with necessary business development fundamental principles.
With an eye towards changing real-world conditions, participants will be introduced to the proven design engineering processes practiced by the d.School at Stanford University. We share the best lessons on Design Thinking and the applied art of innovation. (The d.School, founded in 2005, is recognized as a thought leader in human-centered design, and a leading teaching institute for experiential learning.)