This course is an interdisciplinary platform for designers, engineers, and scientists to interact and develop innovative new products. The course introduces ideas-to-innovation processes in a hands-on, project/product-focused manner that balances design and engineering concepts with promising, real-world opportunities. Switching back and forth between guided discovery and focused development, between bottom-up and top-down thinking, and market analyses, the course helps students establish generalizable frameworks as researchers and innovators with a focus on new and emerging technologies.
Special note about virtual teaching: This course will meet in person at the new Science and Engineering Complex in Allston for all classes, including the first two weeks of the semester. GSD students are encouraged to attend in person. A virtual connection will be provided for students who cannot attend in person during the first two weeks.
Note: For MDE students, this course can satisfy a GSD course requirement by enrolling in SCI 6477 or a SEAS course requirement by enrolling in ES 291. However, it cannot simultaneously satisfy both requirements. MDE students are highly encouraged to enroll in ES 291.
Note: the instructor will offer online live course presentations on 08/26, and/or 08/27. To access the detailed schedule and Zoom links, please visit the Live Course Presentations Website.
Please note this course will meet online through 9/15.