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DTX 251

Introduction to Design Thinking

Provides a hands-on introduction to the fundamentals of Design Thinking and Human-Centered Design. Students review, analyze, and reflect on completed design challenges employing the human-centered design (HCD) approach. Students experience HCD while working collaboratively on a semester-long project. Students learn methods to perform initial research, project scoping, conduct interviews, create journey maps and wireframes, brainstorm and propose ideas, and plan for prototyping. Students also learn to implement and develop storytelling and critiquing skills.

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DTX 455

Design for Social Impact

An immersive exploration of design thinking as a method for tackling social needs and issues. Social innovation seeks to impact transformational change in under-served, underrepresented, and disadvantaged local and international communities by addressing problems too complex to be solved by traditional methods. Students in this course will work in collaborative teams to employ the human-centered design process to discover and develop innovative solutions for social problems such as poverty, homelessness, hunger, and violence.

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DTX 495 | SPECIAL TOPICS IN DESIGN THINKING

Design Thinking in Health Innovation

Human-Centered Design (HCD) is a problem-solving approach that identifies the unmet needs of a population in order to collaboratively and iteratively develop solutions. Through interviews and panels with industry experts, this 8-week online courses provides students with practical approaches to using design thinking in health innovation. This course will be taught Asynchronously.

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DTX 180

Exercising Empathy

Empathy can play a role in everything we do. Understanding empathy enables us to live full and intentional lives. How do we become compassionate people? When we approach and address problems in our world, how do we ensure we consider others, their perspectives, and their needs? This course introduces six core values and provides students with a foundational understanding of empathy.

Prerequisite: Restricted to Honors Living-Learning Community students

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