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.
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.