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Courses - Spring 2024
IDEA
Academy for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Open Seats as of
05/29/2024 at 10:30 PM
IDEA201
Innovation Tools & Mindsets
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for: IDEA201 or IDEA258A.
Formerly: IDEA258A.
Challenges assumptions around what is needed to innovate and who innovators are. Through hands-on activities and reflection, you'll be invited to step out of your comfort zone, think and work in new ways, and gain confidence in your creative abilities.
IDEA258U
Special Topics in Innovation; Introduction to UI/UX Design
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
What does "User Experience" mean? It was a term coined by cognitive psychologist and designer Don Norman in the 1990s on the cusp of the new digital era; however, the field in practice has existed long before that. Unfortunately, due to its over use and misuse, the pure concept ofUX hasbecome lost in the weeds and details of all of its components and methods. In this course, we will take a deep look at the true meaning of UX as simply "a user's experience" and what that means for you as both a designer and a user. You will learn about core UX principles and methodologies from both an academic and practical standpoint and be challenged to apply what you learn in classroom workshops and assignments. Finally, you will be asked to think both inside and outside the bounds of technology to find innovative solutions to real world design problems.
IDEA311
Design Your Purpose
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for: IDEA311 or IDEA379A.
Formerly: IDEA379A.
What do you want to do once you graduate? What about with your life? These are the big questions we begin to tackle in this course. Use design methods and mindsets to explore your personal and professional development goals and explore potential career paths. Using empathy, brainstorming, and prototyping techniques, you'll imagine potential futures for yourself and test them to see if they are a good fit for you.
IDEA468
Design Thinking Studio
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission from the Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
IDEA498
(Perm Req)
Independent Study: Experiments in Innovation
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
IDEA698
(Perm Req)
Independent Study in Design Thinking
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Graduate students apply design thinking and/or lean startup concepts to a real-world project. This course requires a high degree of self-direction in all aspects of the project including defining specificmilestones and deliverables. There will be regular coaching froman Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship team member.

Restriction:Permission required by the Academy for Innovation and Entreurship