INF 385T - Special Topics in Information Science: Design Thinking
Graduate standing. Additional prerequisites may vary with the topic.
Study of the properties and behavior of information. Technology for information processing and management.
Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.
Students will learn the underlying philosophy and principles of Design Thinking, a problem-solving process that uses a designer’s sensibilities to identify innovative solutions that are desirable for people, viable for businesses and organizations, and technically feasible.
This interactive, project-based course will orient students to specific methods and activities that are used by design thinkers to help define opportunity spaces and create frameworks for innovative thinking. The course will cover topics including problem framing, design research and insight identification, storytelling, design principle definition, journey mapping, concept generation and evaluation, and communicating concepts.