Context Research for Innovation

SOC 1118 S01 [CRN: 25652]

This course brings design thinking into conversation with qualitative research methods, examining the elements of a comprehensive perspective of context. It introduces students to design research methods, ethnographic research methods, and how they work together. Students will learn how to use these methods to identify and engage in "deep hanging out" with the problem, gap or inefficiency in question. They will then move on to patient contextualized opportunity identification for meaningful innovation. By the end of the course, students will have developed a process for effective, through innovation context analysis. Relevant for designers of products, services, organizations , and experience. LILE
Spring 2014
Credit Hours
Maximum Enrollment
Course Attributes
Liberal Learning
Primary Instructor
6:00 pm - 8:20 pm Wed - from Jan 22, 2014 to May 16, 2014
Exam Group Code
18 (May 10, 2014 9:00am)