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WSP 293 — Adventurous Thinking: Five Lenses to See New Creative Possibilities

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Sat/Sun
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 2 days
Date(s): May 19—May 20
Time: 10:00 am—4:00 pm
Drop Deadline: May 12
Unit: 1
Tuition: $465
Addtl. Fee: $5 (non-refundable)
Limit: 50
Instructor(s): Sally Dominguez
Status: Open
10:00 am—4:00 pm
May 19—May 20
2 days
Drop By
May 12
1 Unit
Addtl. Fee: $5 (non-refundable)
Sally Dominguez
Creative thinking is the key to navigating our increasingly unpredictable world and can solve complex problems that leave linear thinkers baffled. The confidence to deliver unorthodox, creative solutions can be gained through a process called “adventurous thinking.” Adventurous thinking combines a healthy disregard for failure with five creative lenses: negative space, new perspectives, thinking backward, rethinking the present, and disruptive thinking. These lenses can help you block out the distractions all around you so you can focus on the relentless flow of information we receive 24/7 and use it to ideate and problem-solve in useful, very relevant ways.

This workshop is an accelerated incubator for your vexing issues and ideas. Each of the five lenses of adventurous thinking will be fully explained and practiced individually and in groups to demonstrate how this innovation framework results in prolific ideation and unconventional, but successful, problem-solving. Students will develop the mindset of a consistent innovator and practice the diverse points of view that lead to unexpected connections and innovative leaps. Adventurous thinking has broad application, assisting you in navigating decision-making stalemates, negotiating the best deal, and producing out-of-the-box solutions.

Please note: The enrollment limit has changed from what appears in the print catalogue. The limit has been raised from 30 students to 50 students.

This course includes a non-refundable materials fee of $5 to be paid at the time of registration.

Grade restriction: No letter grade.

Sally Dominguez, Entrepreneur; Design Thinker

Sally Dominguez has received seven international design awards, and her Nest high chair is in the permanent collection in Australia’s Powerhouse Museum. She judged invention on Australian TV’s The New Inventors for six years. She runs adventurous thinking catalyzers at NASA and works with US and Australian companies on innovation strategy.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.