WSP 293 — Adventurous Thinking: Five Pathways to Creative Problem-Solving
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 2 days
Date(s): Jul 1—Jul 2
Time: 10:00 am—4:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Jun 24
Addtl. Fee: $5 (non-refundable)
Instructor(s): Sally Dominguez
10:00 am—4:00 pm
Jul 1—Jul 2
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 is gained through a process called “adventurous thinking.” Adventurous thinking combines a healthy disregard for failure with a diverse range of five creative frameworks: negative space, new perspectives, thinking backward, rethinking the present, and disruptive thinking. These five frameworks can help you to block out the white noise so you can harness the relentless flow of information we receive 24/7 and use it to ideate and problem-solve in useful, very relevant ways. Each week, we will introduce a particular facet of adventurous thinking and complex problem-solving, discuss several case studies that demonstrate the concept, and then practice working with that perspective in groups and individually. Adventurous thinking will assist you in navigating decision-making stalemates, negotiating the best deal, and producing out-of-the-box solutions to many business issues.
Due to its short format, this workshop may not be taken
for a Letter Grade. However, Credit/No Credit is available.
This course includes a non-refundable materials fee of $5 to be paid at the time of registration.
Sally Dominguez, Designer; Broadcast JournalistSally Dominguez has received seven international product design awards and holds numerous patents, registered designs, and trademarks, and teaches in Australia and the United States. Her Nest high chair is in the Powerhouse Museum’s permanent collection, and her Rainwater HOG modular tank was named one of the USA’s Top 10 Green Building Products in 2008. Dominguez was a judge for Australian TV’s New Inventor for six years and continues to judge international design and Car of the Year competitions.
Textbooks for this course:
There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.