HONR 2010R Honors Seminar: Design Thinking

(B) Bachelors
(FH) Farquhar Honors College
(UHNR) Undergraduate Honors
3 credits

Design thinking is a process and a mindset that encourages creativity and innovation to solve complex problems and create solutions such as products, programs, services, experiences, spaces, and business strategies. This project-based course introduces students to design thinking and how it can be applied in various disciplines such as business, education, engineering, healthcare, and information systems. Through information presentations, readings, class discussions, activities, individual and multi-disciplinary collaborative projects, and reflection, students will apply design thinking tools and techniques to solve problems and create innovative solutions. There are no pre-requisites and no technical experience is required. Satisfies general education requirements in science. Prerequisite: Honors students only. Frequency: Odd Year Winter. (Description Last Updated: Fall 2016 (201720))

Learning Outcomes

    Students will:
  1. Define design thinking and describe what it means to be a design thinker.
  2. Apply a five-phase design process create a solution to and individual and group design challenge. Sub-objectives include: a. Using empathy to gain deep insights about users. b. Defining the design problem. c. Ideating to generate potential solutions. d. Creating a prototype of the solution. e. Pilot testing the solution with potential users.
  3. Work collaboratively and apply individual, discipline-specific knowledge and skills to solve problems and create robust and innovative solutions.
  4. Communicate effectively in oral and written format problems, ideas, and solutions.
  5. Develop interpersonal skills such as communication, empathy, listening/questioning, leadership, and teamwork.
  6. Reflect on their academic and professional learning.
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