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TE 401 - Developing Breakthrough Projects

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Want to work on a project or startup and get course credit?

Take one of the TE 401 sections that are available, or create one of your own! Contact TEC at tec@illinois.edu for more information.

Design Thinking for Women's Health & Well-being – TE 401 DHW
Developed by Siebel Center for Design and the Technology Entrepreneur Center, this course teaches students to use design thinking and creativity to explore the intersection of technology and social issues, including explorations into a variety of women’s health and wellbeing issues such as reproductive rights, aging and menopause, and equity. Students will develop content knowledge, have hands-on experiences, and gain a sense of belonging and identity as entrepreneurs by discovering a problem and developing a concept idea. Email designcenter@illinois.edu for more information. This class will meet for the 2nd 8 weeks of the semester (Oct. 19 - Dec. 9, 2020). Prerequisite: TE 401: Intro to Design Thinking or ART 310: Design Thinking, or the consent of the instructors.

Introduction to Design Thinking – TE 401 DT
Introduction to Design Thinking, developed by Siebel Center for Design, provides guidance to students in learning and building competency in the design thinking process. Students work in groups to participate in the design thinking process in order to develop innovative outcomes. Have an idea? We can help you refine it through the principles of design thinking. Looking for an idea? We can walk you through the design thinking process to search for opportunity areas and help you identify specific concept directions to further explore. This class will meet for the 1st 8 weeks of the semester (Aug. 24 - Oct. 16, 2020). Email designcenter@illinois.edu for more information.

Design Thinking for Social Impact – TE 401 DSI
Developed by Siebel Center for Design, this course tackles social needs and issues through an immersive exploration of design thinking. Social innovation seeks to create transformational change in underserved, underrepresented, and disadvantaged communities at the local to international levels. We know that many social issues are often too complex to be solved by using traditional methods. Understanding that these are vast, difficult, and overwhelming, and social problems like poverty, homelessness, hunger, clean water, and violence are just a small sliver of the issues our society faces. Students in this course will work in groups to participate in the design thinking process in order to develop innovative outcomes. This class will meet for the 2nd 8 weeks of the semester (Oct. 19 - Dec. 9, 2020). Email designcenter@illinois.edu for more information. Prerequisite: TE 401: Intro to Design Thinking or ART 310: Design Thinking, or the consent of the instructors.

Augmented Listening Technology – TE 401 F
Recent advances in embedded sensing and computing technology and in audio signal processing are enabling groundbreaking advances in augmented listening technology, including hearing aids, smart headphones, and audio augmented reality. In this project-based experiential course, students will develop prototypes, design experiments, and collect data to explore the capabilities of multichannel augmented listening devices using large sensor arrays and state-of-the-art signal processing methods. The collaborative project will incorporate electronic hardware design, laboratory experiments, and data analysis. Students will also have the opportunity to pursue individual research into applications related to audio enhancement, array processing, and machine audition. TE 401 F Website

Spring 2021 schedule

TitleRubricSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Develop Breakthrough ProjectsTE401CS68142LCD2 -    Andrew Singer
Jed L Taylor
Develop Breakthrough ProjectsTE401D65394LCD1000 - 1150 R     Danielle Hernandez
Develop Breakthrough ProjectsTE401DT69646LCD1300 - 1450 T    Amanda Henderson
AudioProcAugmentedListeningSysTE401F66226LCD -    Andrew Singer
Develop Breakthrough ProjectsTE401G66327LCD -     Keilin Jahnke
TE 401 at LLC InnovationTE401LL271420LEC21700 - 1750 M W     Keilin Jahnke
TE401 at Innovation LLCTE401LLC71419LEC21600 - 1650 T R    Alex Gorsuch

Technology Entrepreneur Center

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Urbana, IL 61801
217-244-3124
tec@illinois.edu

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