Laura B. Schildkraut
B CUSP 205
Offers an exploratory workshop on generating and refining new ideas, both individually and collaboratively, in areas such as business, the arts, and community projects. Offered: A.
“Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurs” explores how creativity and innovation intersect. We’ll look at great inventors, their inventions and what problems they were setting out to solve. Then we’ll focus on our own creative ideas in solving problems and leveraging opportunities. The final phase of this course will be how to get your project approved, whether that project is in a business, artistic or community-based organization.
Student learning goals
Understand and respect the creative process
Clearly define a problem or defend an opportunity
Participate in and run a brainstorming session
Recognize how to refine an idea so that it is realistic
Develop and present a compelling case so that a project will be approved
Provide rich feedback to each other
General method of instruction
Lecture, class discussion and interactive exercises. Class participation will be a key element of this course.
Class assignments and grading
Quizzes, Documents, Projects and Presentations
Quality of work, demonstration of mastery of the material, creative thinking