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Fall (13 credits)

Winter (13 credits)

Senior

Fall (13 credits)

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Class List

Introduction to Design Thinking Minor

Complete 1 course from the following options:

  • DES 217: Design Thinking (1.5 credits)
  • TECH 112: Innovation (1 credit)

Design Thinking Practices

Complete 9 credits from the following options:

  • DES 385: Issues in Contemporary Design (3 credits)
  • EXDM 300: Creating a Good Life through Experience Design (3 credits)
  • EXDM 404: Experience Design (3 credits)
  • INDES 130: Visual Literacy (1.5 credits)
  • INDES 131: Structured Creativity (1.5 credits)
  • INDES 132: Form and Surface Development (1.5 credits)
  • INDES 133: Visualization Methods (1.5 credits)
  • INDES 341: Experience Design (3 credits)
  • IP&T 420: Psychology for Learning, Instruction, and Design (3 credits)
  • IP&T 461: Evaluating Design Implementations (3 credits)
  • IP&T 464: Instructional Design and eLearning for Business / Nonprofits (3 credits)
  • IT 255: Human-Computer Interaction (3 credits)
  • IT 515R: Special Topics in Information Technology (3 credits)
  • TECH 313: Startup Bootcamp (1 credit)
  • TES 330: Creativity, Engineering, and Problem Solving (3 credits)

Design Thinking Tools

Complete 1 course from the following options:

  • CSANM 459R: Interactive Animation Technology (3 credits)
  • DESPH 116: Introduction to Photography and Digital Workflow (3 credits)
  • EXDM 308: Experience Facilitation (3 credits)
  • IT 210A: Fundamentals of Web-Based Information Technology (2 credits)
  • IT 210B: Fundamentals of Web-Based Information Technology (2 credits)
  • TES 200: Processes and Prototyping with Wood (3 credits)
  • TES 229: Processes and Manufacturing with Metals and Polymers (3 credits)
  • TES 251: Video Production and Nonlinear Editing (3 credits)
  • TES 255: Visual Communication Design (3 credits)

Design Thinking Capstone Project

All other program requirements must be completed either before or during the semester in which the capstone project course is taken.
Complete 1 course from the following options:

  • MSB 494R: On-Campus Experiential Projects (3 credits)
  • DESGD 394R: Special Topics (3 credits)
  • EXDM 494R: Experience Design Lab (3 credits)
  • IP&T 498R: Interdisciplinary Product Design for Education (3 credits)
  • IT 555: Advanced Human-Computer Interaction (3 credits)

How To Declare

  • 58 major credits

Completing the undergraduate major means taking all the required courses (58 credit hours). At present, no additional requirements (senior thesis, comprehensive exam, minor, etc.) are required.

Getting Started

Introduction to Design Thinking

To learn more about design thinking to determine if you’re interested, take one of these two introductory courses:

  • DES 217: Design Thinking (1 credit)
  • TECH 112: Exploration in Innovation Design Techniques (1 credit)

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