The incoming Case School of Engineering class of 2024 has the unique opportunity to participate in a new, interactive program that will help prepare them for future design and engineering challenges—before even stepping foot on campus.
The Human Centered Design Challenge is a four-week course designed to help incoming first year students interested in engineering with an opportunity to learn the foundations of design thinking and human-centered design.
Through this four-week course, which begins on July 21, 2020, you will hone a design mindset and problem solving skills that will shape your career path and prepare you for future design and engineering challenges. You will have gained the tools to work collaboratively, identify core issues and create tailored solutions with confidence.
What is Design Thinking and Human-Centered Design?
Design thinking is a process and a mindset to understand people and their problems before developing the solutions. Human-centered design prioritizes empathy as a tool to better identify, understand and solve problems. This framework involves fast-paced data collection through interviews and observation, synthesis of information and iterative prototyping of creative solutions.
What will you do?
Learn human-centered design tools
Apply design thinking to craft your college experience
Collaborate with your classmates and Sears think[box] staff
Showcase your work to the Dean of Case School of Engineering
Through this course, you will hone a design mindset and problem solving skills that will shape your career path and prepare you for future design and engineering challenges. You will have gained the tools to work collaboratively, identify core issues and create tailored solutions with confidence. This course will help you acquire the tools you need to gain a deeper understanding of how people are truly impacted by problems.
What is the commitment?
This four week program requires eight hours of active participation per week. Half the time will be spent together in collaborative team workshops over Zoom in two two-hour sessions. The rest of the time will be spent on individual preparation and activities. Groups and general schedules will be determined post-registration.
Join Campus Groups and register now. The deadline for registration is July 20 at 11:55 p.m. EDT.
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