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Exploration, Insight and Foresight in Design
0.50 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: 9.0 credits, including all first-year requirements (5.0 credits)
This course explores the basic and applied research methodologies used in the Beal Institute for Strategic Creativity. In the context of the creation of new experiences, spaces and products, students explore research methods which reveal the ‘weak signals’ of emerging patterns and their intersection with new technologies. Throughout the course, students refine their methodology and identify innovative development opportunities through the use of precedent analysis, research of related issues, scenario building, and the progressive definition of design opportunity. Students go on to predict future product and service opportunities through the understanding and context of micro-cultural norms and the motivating ambitions of human behaviour.
Course was last updated June 5, 2012 - 5:38 PM