ENGS 12: Design Thinking

Offered

14F: 10A
Robbie

Textbooks  
No textbook required

15W: 10A
Robbie

15S: 10A
Robbie

15F: 10A
Robbie

16W: 10A
Robbie

16S: 10A
Robbie

Prerequisites

None

Dist

TAS

A foundation course on the cognitive strategies and methodologies that form the basis of creative design practice. Design thinking applies to innovation across the built environment, including the design of products, services, interactive technology, environments, and experiences. Topics include design principles, human need-finding, formal methodologies, brainstorming, heuristics, thinking by analogy, scenario building, visual thinking, and study of experienced thinkers. Weekly projects and exercises in a variety of media provide practice and development of students' personal creative abilities. Enrollment is limited to 20 students.

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Videos

Design Thinking Project: Students rethink Dartmouth's Alumni Directory as part of their challenge to reimagine aspects of the Dartmouth experience using design practices taught in their "Design Thinking" class.

Design Thinking at Dartmouth: Dartmouth engineering students and Professor Peter Robbie discuss how improvisation exercises are integrated into ENGS 12: Design Thinking.

Why Come to Dartmouth? Reason #15: Undergraduate Teaching: Student Alex Judson and engineering professor Peter Robbie discuss Dartmouth's focus on undergraduate teaching as it relates to ENGS 12.