FALL 2018

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Graduate Level Courses

For Fall 2018

These courses are for GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY

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Design Thinking

Unique: TBD, ITD 380
Instructor: Jon Freach
Room: ART 3.218
Meeting times: Mondays from 6-9pm

What is Design Thinking? Most of our daily experience is the result of design, intentional or not. It’s a persistent act. We deal with the consequences all the time. In practice, design is first an act of thinking. Then, those thoughts are applied to the act of making – a product, service, place, or a whole experience like going to Disney World. Design is at its best when designers are thinking and making with people in mind. So, a human-centered mindset is a core attribute of design thinking. Design is at its worst when it’s an afterthought, such as a confusing tax form or most ATMs. In this course, students learn the principles of design thinking and apply them to real-world problems while working in interdisciplinary teams. Students learn how to frame problems, learn about people and their behaviors, then apply those insights to improve products and services through rapid prototyping and iteration. Students from all degree programs are welcome.

Design for Health

Unique: TBD, ITD 390
Instructor: Jose Colucci
Room: HDB 1.202
Meeting times: Mondays 9am-12pm

Exploration of creative design-based approaches and problem-solving methods and their application to solving contemporary health care challenges. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Integrated Design 380, or consent of instructor

NOTE: Consent of instructor is needed and course is restricted to medical students and design students. Concurrent or prior enrollment in ITD 380 is a course requirement. All other students, please email if interested.

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For Graduates

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Can I pursue a graduate degree in integrated design or design strategies through CID?

Not at this time, sorry! We do not currently offer any graduate degrees through CID. Keep an eye out on us for future graduate offerings, though.

Can a graduate student take your undergraduate off-site courses?

No, sorry! Those courses are for undergraduates only, and we don’t allow auditors in our off-site courses due to studio security concerns. However, you’re welcome to take any of our other undergraduate courses.

Are you offering a portfolio program?

Again, not at this time! All of these degrees and portfolio programs take time to develop. Maybe in the future.

Are there opportunities to TA with CID?

Maybe! Send us an email at to check. Sometimes we have opportunities for grad students with relevant experience to TA our courses.

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