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TE 230 - Design Thinking/Need-Finding

Course Description

The aim of this course is to introduce students to human centered design practice, as a basis for problem finding and opportunity identification, an invaluable pre-cursor to good innovation development. Students will learn how to determine people’s needs and collaborate with them in developing design solutions which address those needs. The course will explore design thinking, which is a human-centered approach to design and innovation in products and services, addressing the tripartite requirements of feasibility, desirability and viability. This involves considering all aspects of the relationship between people and the products, services and experiences they will make use of, including functional, visual, tactile, social, contextual and emotional aspects. As design thinking is best done in teams, this course offers an intensive design and team project experience, focused on understanding customer needs. Same as ARTD 230.

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View the TE230 syllabus.

Fall 2020 schedule

TitleRubricSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Design Thinking/Need-FindingARTD230CLD62368LCD1400 - 1520 T R  306 Flagg Hall David Weightman
Design Thinking/Need-FindingTE230CLD67832LCD1400 - 1520 T R  306 Flagg Hall David Weightman

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