IDEA 210  Introduction to Design Thinking (GT-AH1)  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Design thinking is a creative, flexible process that fosters innovation. Content and projects promote building creative competence and an appreciation for thinking across disciplines to develop a new mindset and skillset that guides innovation. Learning tools to develop compelling ideas for meaningful societal and marketplace impact will be explored.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both IDEA 210 and IDEA 280A1.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.
Additional Information: Arts & Humanities 3B, Arts & Expression (GT-AH1).

IDEA 310A  Design Thinking Toolbox: Paper Products  Credit: 1 (0-2-0)

Course Description: Employing design theories and methods to projects using paper-based media that promote “iterative tinkering” through exploration of various design processes.
Prerequisite: IDEA 210, may be taken concurrently.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

IDEA 310B  Design Thinking Toolbox: 3D Modeling  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Course Description: Employing design theories and methods to 3D modeling projects that promote “iterative tinkering” through exploration of various design processes using computer software.
Prerequisite: IDEA 210, may be taken concurrently.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

IDEA 310C  Design Thinking Toolbox: Advanced 3D Modeling  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Course Description: Employing design theories and methods to advanced 3D modeling projects that promote “iterative tinkering” experiences through exploration of design processes.
Prerequisite: IDEA 310B.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

IDEA 310D  Design Thinking Toolbox: Digital Imaging  Credit: 1 (0-2-0)

Course Description: Design theories and methods employing digital imaging projects that promote “iterative tinkering” experiences through exploration of various design processes.
Prerequisite: IDEA 210, may be taken concurrently.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

IDEA 310E  Design Thinking Toolbox: Wood  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Course Description: Employ design theories and methods to wood projects that promote “iterative tinkering” through exploration of various design processes in a maker space setting.
Prerequisite: IDEA 210, may be taken concurrently.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

IDEA 310F  Design Thinking Toolbox: Textiles  Credit: 1 (0-2-0)

Course Description: Employ design theories and methods to textile projects that promote “iterative tinkering” through exploration of various design processes in a maker space setting.
Prerequisite: IDEA 210, may be taken concurrently.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

IDEA 310G  Design Thinking Toolbox: Infographics  Credit: 1 (0-2-0)

Course Description: Employ design theories and methods to infographic projects that promote “iterative tinkering” through exploration of various design processes.
Prerequisite: IDEA 210, may be taken concurrently.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

IDEA 424  Ventures in Social Entrepreneurship  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: MGT 424.
Course Description: Focus on value creation, and delivery of a solution to a team community project. Application of human-centered design, and the venture design processes provide solutions to real world problems facing some of society’s most vulnerable populations.
Prerequisite: MGT 360.
Restriction: Must be a: Undergraduate.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both IDEA 424 and MGT 424.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

IDEA 450  Design Thinking Collaborative  Credits: 4 (1-6-0)

Course Description: Culminating interdisciplinary experience that offers an opportunity to partner with industry or community partners to propose solutions to vexing real-world problems. Content and activities include a semester-long project to create a problem brief, develop and test prototypes, and deliver professional presentations to diverse audiences.
Prerequisite: IDEA 310A to 310G - at least 3 credits.
Registration Information: Junior standing. Completion of AUCC Category 2. Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

IDEA 482C  Study Abroad--Todos Santos: Ventures in Social Entrepreneurship  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Also Offered As: MGT 482C.
Course Description: Interdisciplinary, service-learning course that incorporates human-centered design with the business design process in order to provide solutions to real world problems facing some of society’s most vulnerable populations. Offers an experiential trip to meet the community partners working in Todos Santos, Mexico.
Prerequisite: MGT 360.
Restriction: Must be a: Undergraduate.
Registration Information: Must have concurrent registration with IDEA 424 or MGT 424. Credit not allowed for both IDEA 482C and MGT 482C.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.