An Interdisciplinary 1st-Year Only Course for Fall 2017

Co-taught by:

Robert Mark Morgan
Scenic/Industrial/Exhibit Design
Teaching Professor at Washington U Performing Arts Department (Design)

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

Tuesdays & Thursdays:1pm to 2:30pm, McMillan G052


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.
Before the first class, listen to this 5 min audio on the Process of Creating by Carl Richards: