Workshop U | Evaluated Learning Experience
Design Thinking for Life 101 (DTL101)
48 hours (12 weeks).
September 2023 - present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: understand and use the design thinking process; analyze and evaluate how culture and family influences their concept of success; evaluate key events in their life to develop an understanding of their values, strengths and areas for growth; learn to use design thinking tools to synthesis their ideas of success and their personal values; use idea generation tools from design thinking to create multiple possible options that are coherent with their goals; identify problem types (anchor, gravity, wicked) and use specific strategies to address each type; and evaluate how design thinking can be applied to creating a life that is true to oneself.
This course develops a working knowledge of the design thinking process as well as introduces a few tools that support that process. Students apply the process to begin to shape and hone a vision for their adult life, grow the specific skills they will need to get there and anchor themselves with a clear set of priorities with which to make decisions and take action.
In the associate / certificate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business, Foundational Leadership, Liberal Arts or as a General Education elective (7/23).