Welcome to Designing Creativity: Innovation Across Disciplines
An Interdisciplinary 1st-Year Only Course for Fall 2021
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 1pm to 2:20pm
Teaching Professor, Wash U Performing Arts Department (Design)
Director of the Beyond Boundaries Program
E. Desmond Lee Professor for Community Collaboration
Can you be creative?
“When you think about creative professions, painter and designer might come to mind, while engineer and network analyst might not. But -creativity is actually inherent in nearly every type of problem solving.”
Check out the new article about this course in Washington Magazine authored by Rosalind Early using the link below!
From “Ah-ha” epiphanies to slow-developing discoveries, the creative process has been employed by innovators and artists in virtually every corner of the globe for centuries. Designing Creativity is a course that will explore the study and practice of the creative process across many disciplines with input from prominent thinkers and practitioners in the areas of medicine, neuroscience, law, engineering, architecture, human-centered design, business, stage design, and the performing arts. The class will also incorporate practice of design thinking and creativity techniques in a LAB component that will allow students to explore the development of innovative ideas in collaborative teams followed by project presentations to core faculty and classmates.