Design Thinking for Public Service 2-Credit
Fall 2016 quarter
In this course, we apply a design thinking perspective to contemporary administrative, social, and physical problems and challenges. Design thinking brings together people from different disciplines to effectively explore, in collaboration, human-centered approaches to contemporary challenges. While we'll study the theory of design thinking, the main focus of this course is on the application of design thinking in communities and administration. We will examine both design as a physical element to create/make/sustain communities as well as design as a method for social innovation, service delivery, and management. We'll study design thinking, cases of social and communal innovation using design thinking, and work together to apply design thinking to real-world situations. Our learning laboratory is the City of Tenino. This course is applicable for students interested in social and administrative innovation, city planning, and community building.
Use this CRN to register for 2-credit option: 10334
Location and Schedule
Time OfferedEvening and Weekend
Tues. Oct 4, 18, & Nov 1, 6-10p , Sat. Oct 22, 9a-5p