In today’s complex world, top designers collaborate directly with engineers, product managers and business experts to bring their creative ideas to fruition. They understand that the best designs are unique and compelling, accommodate a powerful and seamless user experience, and adhere to development, fabrication, and budget constraints.
This program will provide knowledge and skills to help you take your design work to the next level by learning to draw inspiration from and collaborate across multiple disciplines. Through individual and collaborative projects, including residentials and other opportunities to partner directly with industry experts, you will learn to apply design strategies that focus on the user, while simultaneously addressing technology and business goals. Additionally, you will gain critical experience in the effective communication of ideas to stakeholders and potential partners, investors, and clients, and engaging audiences in a way that is persuasive and that resonates with their strategic objectives.
Processes and Perspectives will teach you to consider problems from the perspectives of designers, engineers, and communicators, and challenge your pre-conceptions of how those professions can impact and enhance your role as a creative leader.
IDSN 550 Opportunity and Uncertainty
Opportunity and Uncertainty will equip you to identify problems that are worth solving and carry true impact, and enhance your ability to take calculated risks toward developing and implementing innovative solutions.
IDSN 560 Narrative and Storytelling
Narrative and Storytelling will prepare you to find the ‘story’ in your work, and persuasively communicate and pitch your ideas to gain buy-in and support within your organization, and, for those startup entrepreneurs, financial investment.
IDSN 545 Integrative Project
Integrative Project places each talent-filled MSIDBT cohort into cross-disciplinary teams to ideate, research, and develop new ideas for products, services, systems, and businesses. IDSN 545 is available to be taken for credit multiple times, allowing you to perfect your ideas under the guidance of IYA’s expert faculty.
IDSN 515 Professional Practices Residential
Professional Practices Residential is a core IYA experience that places student teams inside business, industry, and the non-profit sector to imagine, design, and implement real-world solutions to problems that range from local to global, and that carry the opportunity for meaningful impact on the way we live and work as a society.