2020 Courses

  • Winter Session 2020 course rosters will be available in late September.
  • Summer Session 2020 course rosters will be available in November.

Course description

Making a Difference by Design is a course about leadership, creative problem solving and social change. Design is not just about products, it is about strategy, communication, empowerment, growth and social change, and has a specific impact on health and hospitality. DEA 1110 was conceived as a companion to DEA 1100, Design Generation(s), although it is not necessary to take both classes. The course is not a class about becoming a designer. It presumes no pre-requisites or artistic abilities. It is an introductory level course for non-designers and designers alike which examines how design affects you personally and globally, and how you can affect design process to innovate in various fields.

Through case studies and familiar examples, DEA 1110 explores successful design thinking in hospitality, health and other fields. The focus is on how leaders use design as a tool for improving the human condition.

Outcome 1: Demonstrates a basic understanding of creative design process - information gathering, idea exploration, iterative feedback loops, prototyping and testing - and an awareness of key factors affecting creativity and teamwork (innovate in research, design or practice).

Outcome 2: Recognize design as both a leadership and strategic business planning tool with both tangible and intangible outcomes and impacts across a variety of stakeholders (apply multi-disciplinary perspective).

Outcome 3: Understand the relationship between health, hospitality and design.


Summer 2019: Ithaca campus

Section ID:COGST 1111 001-LEC
Class dates:July 15-August 2, 2019
Days/times:M-F 9:30 AM - 12 PM 217
Location:Ithaca campus
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Ahmadi, N. (ne237)
Hollis, B. (rbh25)
Kolakowski, H. (haf3)
Max. enroll:10
Related:Cross-listed with DEA 1110 001-LEC

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