ART-105: Design Thinking & Problem Solving: Innovative Thinking

3 credit hours

Design Thinking is an interactive fun approach used to boost creativity and build confidence that leads to a meaningful path forward in problem solving and idea development. This course supports the idea that creativity is a developed skill and that everyone has the potential to foster creative thinking. At the core of this approach is an empathetic connection to the needs and the understanding of people, whether they are the viewers of art, consumers, clients or everyday community members. Outside of class through journal writing students will discover connections between assigned videos, and readings. In class we will explore these connections through a series of creative exercises. Students will directly apply these developed skills to public issues that they are passionate about exploring innovative ways to create real impact. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.