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WSP 385 — Mind Stretching: How to Generate and Build Great Ideas

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Saturday and Sunday
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 2 days
Date(s): Mar 7—Mar 8
Time: 9:30 am—3:30 pm
Drop Deadline: Feb 29
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $445
Instructor(s): Chuang-Ming Liu
Limit: 40
Status: Open
Saturday and Sunday
9:30 am—3:30 pm
Mar 7—Mar 8
2 days
Drop By
Feb 29
1 Unit
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Chuang-Ming Liu
Are you an entrepreneur exploring how to take your breakthrough ideas to market? Have you wanted to uncover your creative side so you can generate new ideas and launch your startup? Design thinking strategies can help. The design thinking framework appears easy to grasp and useful for tackling current business challenges. However, simply following its five-step process does not go far enough in helping you change your thinking and design innovative solutions.

Day one of this workshop will outline a systematic approach to help you to build creative confidence. Class exercises and brainstorming sessions will help you become more comfortable with taking risks, including rapidly generating and testing out new ideas. On day two, we will explore the advantages of working in integrated, diverse teams to elevate your creativity. Working in groups, students will learn how to design a culture that promotes creativity and encourages collaborative insights. Students will leave the workshop versed in design thinking techniques, ready to work with creative confidence and launch new ideas and solutions.

Chuang-Ming Liu, Architect, PGH Wong Engineering

Chuang-Ming Liu is a licensed architect with extensive experience solving complex systematic problems through creative thinking. Liu has been teaching design thinking overseas and in the United States. He has also coached various startup ventures in MBA programs in the Bay Area. Liu received a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA in design strategy from California College of the Arts.