This course introduces the theories, tools, and methods behind Design Thinking & Maker Culture. It provides an overview of the history of Design Thinking, exploring its various schools of thought and practice, as well as providing an introduction to the more recently theorised space of Maker Culture. This course also explores how those in the arts, humanities, and creative and cultural industries can use the twin pillars of Design Thinking and Maker Culture in everyday practice. Synchronous tutorials will provide opportunities for discussion and for hands-on design-thinking exercises.
Who will be teaching: Marianne Ping Huang, Associate Professor and Development Coordinator for Cultural Creative Collaborations, Aarhus University; Susan Schreibman, Professor of Digital Arts and Culture, Maastricht University
Who this is for: For those who want to explore a more creative approach to problem solving and to learn methods that encourage thinking with your hands as well as your mind
Where: Online. The course will be offered asynchronously over a three week period, accompanied by a group chat, and punctuated by three synchronous Zoom tutorials/classes/conversations (see below)
When the Course Is Offered: October 26th (course material becomes available) – November 19th 2020
When Tutorials Take Place: 15:00-17:00 CET, Thursday 5, 12 & 19 November 2020
How: Course application deadline has passed!