COID 330 CREATIVE CONCEPTING (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Using applied design thinking methods, learn techniques for gaining empathy; taking risks to have healthy, low-risk failures, and gain confidence in sharing emerging ideas with others. Develop creative problem-solving skills and empowering feedback practices while engaging in effective debate within teams in order to move beyond good, in pursuit of excellent. Learn how context (who, what, where, when, why, how) impacts design in order to develop applications that deliver value to the user. PREREQ: upper-division standing. Class Notes: DESCRIPTION: By using applied design thinking techniques, students will pick real-world challenges and develop solutions for them, through a semester-long project. Students will learn to think in a more empathetic way, be encouraged to take risks and have healthy, low-risk failures, and to gain confidence in sharing emerging ideas with others. Students will learn to share and receive feedback as well as engage in productive and effective debate within their teams by learning to move beyond good in pursuit of excellent as they develop their creative problem-solving skills. Through learning about context (who, what, when, where, why, how) and before moving pixels or picking up a pen, students will be more prepared to design real-world applications that deliver value to the user. Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.