Innovation by Design (IBD) is an interdisciplinary course that teaches introductory conceptual and practical approaches to ‘design thinking.’ The course is available to McMaster senior undergraduate students (year 3 or higher).
Design thinking focuses on solving ‘wicked problems’ by using a human-centered methodology to effectively define challenges people face, collect meaningful qualitative data, iterate alternative design options, and build and iterate prototype solutions.
Design thinking is moving to wide application in many settings and the methodology will be useful for students who wish to develop their own problem solving and group facilitation/teamwork skills in multidisciplinary settings.
This project-based course is built around 6 virtual live sessions as well as learning modules and videos that guide you and your team through the stages of a design process.
- Interdisciplinary teams use the latest collaborative technology to tackle a real challenge from a community partner
- The course is open to undergraduate students (level 3 or higher)
- The course has no final exam
To learn more visit the course page. You can enroll in the course on Mosaic by searching for HTH SCI 4ID3.