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Spring 2015-2016
* EGR 482   na, npdf

Innovation through Empathic Design

Natalie Sims

This course will build on the foundational design-thinking curriculum of EGR 392. The goal is to extend students' understanding of creativity and innovation, so as to productively apply it to cross-disciplinary problem solving. The course will emphasize empathic methodologies for breaking down complex organizational challenges and for developing meaningful solutions within experience design, brand strategy, storytelling and communications.

Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Mandatory readings ( 50 pages) will be assigned each week to supplement in-class course content and encourage divergent theoretical thinking around the practical application of design methods.

Paper in lieu of Final - 20%
Design Project - 50%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
EGR 392 or permission of instructor ( please email

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43719 L01 07:30:00 pm - 10:20:00 pm Th   Engineering Quad H-Wing   200   Enrolled:20 Limit:25