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Spring 2013-2014
EGR 392   na, npdf

Creativity, Innovation, and Design

Derek B. Lidow

The class mission is to give students an understanding of the sources and processes associated with creativity, innovation, and design - three interdependent capabilities essential to our own well being, as well as to the well being of society. We will study the internal and external factors that relate to our own ability to create, innovate, and design. We will also understand the factors that impact a group's ability to act creatively, to innovate, and to produce practical and appealing designs. The class will consist of readings and case studies as well as individual and group projects.

Sample reading list:
Sawyer, Explaining Creativity: The science of Human Innovation
Seelig, inGenius
Burns, iconoclast
Hargadon, How Breakthroughs Happen
Kelley, The Art of Innovation
Brown, Change by Design
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Students will capture their progression in learning by keeping a Creativity Journal. Reading assignments approximately 40 pages per week.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 25%
Design Project - 25%
Papers - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Graduate Students.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43463 L01 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm T Th   Engineering Quad H-Wing   200   Enrolled:14 Limit:30
43462 B01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   Engineering Quad H-Wing   200   Enrolled:14 Limit:30