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New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering    
  Jan 17, 2018
2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MG-GY 9013 Design Thinking for Creative Problem Solving

3 Credits
This course explores creativity and design-led innovation, important notions in today’s world where companies are looking for creative, innovative and collaborative employees. This course deals in an applied and original way with the topic of creativity.  The assumption underlying the course is that there is no such thing as creativity as a concept but that there is a creative process involving people, materials and a context. The emphasis in the course is on experiencing different methods and techniques that can help us be more creative in our work practices, careers and lives. In sum, you will learn creative problem solving techniques and design thinking skills  to come up with new ideas and turn problems into opportunity while developing key skills for today’s organizations when they are looking at hiring people: communication and collaboration skills, project experience and a portfolio of innovative techniques.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate Standing
Weekly Lecture Hours: 3

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