Developing and implementing good solutions to real problems facing human society requires a broad understanding of the relationships between technology innovation, science, manufacturing, design thinking, environment, sustainability, culture, aesthetics, business, public policy, and government. Various frameworks for understanding these complex relationships within the context of real-world problems will be explored and discussed.
Course Format: Assigned readings, case studies, research assignments, exercises, and class discussions.
Prerequisites: This course is for students enrolled in the Master in Design Engineering (MDE) graduate program. MDE students should enroll in GSD PRO 7231. A small number of other students may be allowed to enroll by permission of instructor.
GSD PRO 7231 and 7232 are the same as FAS SEAS ES 236a and ES 236b. These courses are a two-course sequence.