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WSP 96 — Adventurous Thinking for Proactive Problem-Solving

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Saturday and Sunday
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 2 days
Date(s): Mar 9—Mar 10
Time: 10:00 am—4:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Mar 2
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $475
Instructor(s): Sally Dominguez
Limit: 30
Status: Open
Please Note: This schedule has been corrected from what appears in the print catalogue. The workshop will meet over Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and March 10.
Winter
On-campus
Saturday and Sunday
10:00 am—4:00 pm
Date(s)
Mar 9—Mar 10
2 days
Drop By
Mar 2
1 Unit
Fees
$475
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Instructor(s):
Sally Dominguez
Limit
30
Open
Please Note: This schedule has been corrected from what appears in the print catalogue. The workshop will meet over Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and March 10.
Adventurous Thinking is designed to bounce you out of your ordinary expert thinking and into the realm of possibility and bearable discomfort. Based on the Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences, which describes the different ways people learn and process information, Adventurous Thinking helps you reframe failures, casts greater understanding and meaning on projects, and results in prolific ideation and options for problem-solving.

In this workshop, you will learn to apply the Five Lenses of Adventurous Thinking—negative space, thinking sideways, thinking backward, rethinking, and parkour—to your own project or issue. Each of the Five Lenses will be first fully explained, and then practiced both individually and in groups, to demonstrate how this innovation framework results in prolific ideation and unconventional, but successful, problem-solving. You will learn how to access the mindset of a consistent innovator and experiment with 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-thebox solutions.

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 leads Adventurous Thinking catalyzers at NASA and works with US, Brazilian, and Australian companies and educators on innovation strategy.

Textbooks for this course:

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