The Minor in Design Thinking provides students with an opportunity to develop creative methods and processes for solving societal problems. This human-centered approach engages users and stakeholders in interdisciplinary co-design processes and applies elementary or emerging technologies to develop prototypes that improve spaces, objects, services, problems and ideas benefitting daily experiences and overall quality of life. Students will gain an awareness of the impact of design thinking and its application – to their major, discipline, or profession.

Effective Fall 2020

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Required Courses:
IDEA 110Designing Your University Life2
IDEA 210Introduction to Design Thinking (GT-AH1)3
Select a minimum of 10-13 credits from the following courses:10-13
Design Thinking Toolbox: Paper Products
Design Thinking Toolbox: 3D Modeling
Design Thinking Toolbox: Digital Imaging
Design Thinking Toolbox: Foundations of Woodworking
Design Thinking Toolbox: Foundations of Textile Design
Design Thinking Toolbox: Infographics
Design Thinking Toolbox: Mixed Reality Design
Design Thinking Toolbox: Foundations of Metal Fabrication
Design Thinking Toolbox: Graphic Noveling
Design Thinking Toolbox: Technical Sketching and Illustration
Design Thinking Toolbox : Creating Things That Think
Design Thinking Toolbox: Co-designing with Communities
Design Thinking Toolbox: Post-Digital Imaging/Printmaking
Design Thinking Toolbox: Advanced 3D Modeling
Design Thinking Toolbox: Advanced Woodworking
Design Thinking Toolbox: Advanced Textile Design
Design Thinking Toolbox: Advanced Metal Fabrication
Select a minimum of 3-6 credits from the following courses:3-6
Supervised College Teaching
Ventures in Social Entrepreneurship
Design Thinking Collaborative
Designing for Defense
Internship
Group Study
Program Total Credits:21