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DSI 5730
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This course provides a historical investigation into contemporary design problems and solutions. Through a critical examination of design thinking models, students in this course are introduced to contemporary issues that necessitate change, including requisite research methods and development of new ideas and strategies. Change is examined as unsettling, unrealized opportunity, and inevitable. Strategies that focus on designing for change will be emphasized, through an examination of historical and current design approaches that successfully dealt or deal with change. Students also learn to explore the relationships between cultural, social, economic, and political policies and their impact on the contemporary challenges facing designers. Upon completion of this course, students will have an expanded awareness of the issues and relationships impacting the design based decision-making process within a variety of contexts. Prerequisites: DSI 5320 Leadership for Design Strategy + Innovation, DSI 5340 Business Foundations, DSI 5510 Design Thinking, and DSI 5530 Ideation