AEM 4375

AEM 4375

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

This engaged learning course applies design strategies to real-world problems in a business context; in other words, we take a human-centered approach to innovation. You'll act as a business design consultant working directly with a social enterprise client on a set of challenges throughout the semester, applying design tools, theories and overall process to a project that results in a portfolio-ready deliverable. Working in multidisciplinary teams with real deadlines and deliverables, you will use a design toolkit and mindset for creative problem solving. This collaboration will allow you to immerse yourself in a professional setting in which you explore business opportunities; develop innovative concepts; and propose and prototype innovative and entrepreneurial solutions. You'll tackle issues and challenges such as new product, service or business model development; organizational structure and growth; and external threats and opportunities. Past clients include the City of Ithaca Economic Development and Finger Lakes ReUse.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: AEM 3110 / AEM 5110, relevant coursework/experience, or permission of instructor.

Course Attribute (CU-CEL)
Satisfies Requirement Satisfies the Dyson Grand Challenges project requirement.

  • Students will be able to apply qualitative and ethnographic design research techniques in a client-based project.
  • Students will be able to hone visualization and storytelling methods to synthesize and communicate data and concepts.
  • Students will be able to use the iterative process for problem solving: generating, testing, and refining ideas, products, business models, etc.
  • Students will be able to practice working collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Students will be able to model innovative concepts at the intersection of design and business.

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 12604 AEM 4375   STU 501

    • TR Warren Hall 138
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Ramzy, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person