Course Information

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Designed to explore the variables that stimulate and inhibit creativity and innovation in individuals, teams, and organizations, the course uses many techniques, including classroom workshops, case studies, team projects, field trips, and expert classroom visitors. The philosophy of the course is that every problem is an opportunity for a creative solution. With this in mind, students are encouraged to try new approaches to creative problem solving in many different environments. In each class we focus on a different variable related to creativity, such as team dynamics, creativity under pressure, or managing creative individuals. Experts are invited into the classroom to help lead discussions and activities focusing on creativity in different environments.

In addition to classroom activities, we will have different design challenges.

This class is highly experiential, requiring each student to come prepared to participate actively. The more each student puts into the course, the more he or she will take away.

3-4 units.

Location: Studio 2 (top floor), Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (we call it the

Peterson Building 550, 416 Escondido Mall (map)

This course will be offered twice – during Winter and Spring quarters.

Winter Quarter: Tue/Thu 10-11:50am

Spring Quarter: Tue/Thu 10-11:50am

Enrollment is by application, and preference is given to graduate students of all disciplines.

If you are interested in taking the class in Winter 2015, please see this page on or after November 6 2014:

Interested students must:

1. fill the application found in the link above by December 19


2. attend the first class on Tuesday 1/6 10:00-11:50am.

Admission decisions will be communicated on Wednesday 1/7.



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