Who is this class for: At the Segal Design Institute, we believe that the ability to imagine new possibilities and collaborate to bring them to life in compelling ways is a fundamental 21st century skill. This class is intended for leaders across industries and departments, and does not require previous design experience.

Created by:  Northwestern University

  • Elizabeth Gerber

    Taught by:  Elizabeth Gerber, Associate Professor, Co-director of the Research Cluster at the Segal Design Institute

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (Segal Design Institute), School of Communication, Kellogg School of Management (by courtesy), School of Education and Social Policy (by courtesy)

  • Pam Daniels

    Taught by:  Pam Daniels, Clinical Assistant Professor, Design Innovator in Residence

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (Segal Design Institute)

  • Ed Colgate

    Taught by:  Ed Colgate, Allen and Johnnie Breed University Design Professor, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Engineering Design and Innovation Masters Program at the Segal Design Institute

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

  • Greg Holderfield

    Taught by:  Greg Holderfield, Pentair - D. Eugene and Bonnie L. Nugent Clinical Associate Professor of Design, Director of the Segal Design Institute, Co-Director of the MMM Program

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (Segal Design Institute)
Basic Info
Commitment3-4 hours/week
English, Subtitles: Portuguese (Brazilian)
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.

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Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a private research and teaching university with campuses in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois, and Doha, Qatar. Northwestern combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries.
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