ART1591: Idea Development and Creativity in Cultural Context

CLASS DOCUMENTS

syllabi (PDF)

WEEK 1: Class Introduction + DESIGN THINKING

Introduction to Equity Centered Design Theory and its elements.

TUESDAY RECORDING: https://ysu.webex.com/recordingservice/sites/ysu/recording/playback/2982d173a2154955ab86583d9d60e314
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HOMEWORK, DUE: July 2, 10am

WATCH

Sir Ken Robinson, Do Schools Kill Creativity

Tim Brown, Tales of Creativity and Play

Malcolm Gladwell, Choice, Happiness and Spaghetti Sauce

DO

Do the 30 circles exercise (1 minute) and post an image to the Slack #exercises channel.

Write three observations from each video in relation to the idea of creativity in Slack #thoughts-on-readings-videos channel.

Do the d.School Design Thinking “gift giving” workshop.

HOMEWORK, DUE: July 7, 10am

WATCH

Natasha Jen, Design Thinking Is Bullsh*t

READ

Natasha Iskander, Design Thinking Is Fundamentally Conservative and Preserves the Status Quo

Guy Debord, Theory of the Dérive (PDF)

DO

Do the 30 circles (1 minute) and post an image to the Slack #exercises channel.

Write observations from the readings and video in relation to the idea of creativity in Slack #thoughts-on-readings-videos channel. You must have one observation from each.

Submit three discoveries to #discovery-log channel in Slack.

Last Day to Add Classes or Change Grading Option – Thursday, July 2, 2020

Last Day for 100% Refund – Sunday, July 5, 2020

WEEK 2 (July 7, 9): Better IDEATION && Better EMPATHY

Class will focus on different techniques, guidelines and attitudes for better BRAINSTORMING.

HOMEWORK, DUE: July 9, 10am

WATCH

Kirby Ferguson, Everything is a Remix

DO

Do the 30 circles exercise (1 minute) and post an image to the Slack #exercises channel.

Write an observation from the video in relation to the idea of creativity in Slack #thoughts-on-readings-videos channel.

HOMEWORK, DUE: July 9, 10am

WATCH

Roman Mars, Why City Flags may be the Worst-designed Thing You've Never Noticed

DO

Do the 30 circles exercise (1 minute) and post an image to the Slack #exercises channel.

Write an observation from the video in relation to the idea of creativity in Slack #thoughts-on-readings-videos channel.

WEEK 3 (July 14, 16): Challenge 1: Mississippi

Introduction to theory behind Design Fiction and Afro-Futurism.

WEEK 4 (July 21, 23): Design Fiction and AfroFuturism

Introduction to theory behind Design Fiction and Afro-Futurism.

Last Day for Withdrawing with a Grade of “W” – Wednesday, July 22, 2020

WEEK 5 (July 28, 30): Copying, Remixing and Idea Ownership

Introduction to issues surrounding notions of COPYING, REMIXING, IDEA OWNERSHIP, CULTURAL APPROPRIATION and CULTURAL EXCHANGE in relation to the Idea Development and Innovation.

WEEK 6 (August 4,6): Challenge 2: TBD

Students will be given a design challenge. They are to use the Design Thinking framework as well as techniques demonstrated in class to come up with possible solutions. Each group will turn in a proposal outlining both the solution and an analysis of the overall challenge meant to solved.