An Interdisciplinary Freshman-Only Course for Fall 2016

Co-taught by:
Bruce Lindsey, AIA, Dean & E. Desmond Lee                                          Robert Mark Morgan
Professor for Community Collaboration                                  Scenic/Industrial/Exhibit Design
College & Graduate School of Architecture                           Senior Lecturer at Washington U
Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts                                  Performing Arts Department                                                   

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Liz Kramer
Assistant Director, Office for Socially Engaged Practive
Sam Fox School of Design & Visual ARts

Tuesdays & Thursdays:1pm to 2:30pm, McMillian G052
Friday LABS:10am-11:30am or 1pm-2:30pm


Course Description:
Via a series of lectures from prominent thinkers and practitioners in the areas of medicine, neuroscience, law, engineering, architecture, human-centered design, business, stage design, and the performing arts, Designing Creativity is a course that will explore the study and practice of the creative process across many disciplines.  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.  In this course, we will study the different processes of creatives in many fields.  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.