Structured Creativity

Structured Creativity
Basics of how to evaluate, and applying principles of structured creativity to develop new and useful ideas. Understanding of verbal and visual presentations as a tool for communicating new ideas.
 Hours1.5 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesInDes 130, 132, 133 concurrent in the same semester.
 TaughtFall Term 2, Winter Term 2
 ProgramsContaining INDES 131
Course Outcomes


Students should:

  • Understand what is meant by structured creativity.
  • Understand the principles for judging/evaluating creative ideas.
  • Understand the role of Structured Creativity in industrial design.


Students should:

  • Be able to apply creative thinking methods and tools
  • Apply evaluation tools to determine the value of their ideas
  • Apply principles to create unique and useful product, service, or system solutions.
  • Understand principles of presenting compelling and persuasive ideas to others.