University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus
CUE 3101 - Introduction to Design Thinking and Conceptual Competencies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course introduces students to each step of the design thinking process and design thinker's toolkit. Design thinking is an iterative problem solving process of discovery, ideation, and experimentation that employs design-based techniques to gain insight and yield innovative solutions for virtually any type of organizational or business challenge. Students will know the six conceptual competencies important for creatively solving complex real-world challenges. Students will develop skills as ethnographers, visual thinkers, strategists, and storytellers through a hybrid of seminar discussions and collaborative projects. Students will directly apply what they have learned to cases in order to untangle the complexities of markets, organizations, communities, policies and to create real impact. pre-req: minimum 30 credits or instructor consent