The Minor in Design Thinking provides students with an opportunity to develop creative methods and processes for solving societal problems. This human-centered approach engages users and stakeholders in interdisciplinary co-design processes and applies elementary or emerging technologies to develop prototypes that improve spaces, objects, services, problems and ideas benefitting daily experiences and overall quality of life. Students will gain an awareness of the impact of design thinking and its application – to their major, discipline, or profession. Nancy Richardson Design Center course offerings are available in a mix of online, hybrid, or face-to-face. For a full list of learning opportunities offered by the RDC, please visit the courses page.
To earn the minor in Design Thinking online, you must complete 21 credits from the following courses:
Select any 12 credits from the following:
- IDEA 310B – 3D Modeling (2 cr.)
- IDEA 310D – Digital Imaging (1 cr.)
- IDEA 310G – Infographics (1 cr.)
- IDEA 310H – Mixed Reality Design (3 cr.)
- IDEA 310J – Graphic Noveling (1 cr.)
- IDEA 310K – Technical Sketching and Illustration (1 cr.)
- IDEA 310O – Digital Interaction and Game Design (3 cr.)
- IDEA 310Q – 3D Animation and Story Telling (3 cr.)
Note: Some online courses are still in development.