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Mar 04, 2024
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ENGR 49001 - Breakthrough Thinking
3.0 | LEC 3 3.0 | 3.0 | DIS 0 3.0 |

3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Engineering
Department: College of Engineering Admin

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Employ rigorous issue analysis methods to develop mutually-exclusive collectively-exhaustive structured inventories of the issues involved in a major challenge. 2. Understand stakeholder motivation and interpret the funds, services, and influence exchanged in stakeholder ecosystems. 3. Understand the benefits and limitations of qualitative and quantitative methods to identify and interpret stakeholder needs. 4. Gain familiarity with habit conversion methodologies and the role they can play in design activities. 5. Recognize the importance of empathy in solution design and apply structured ideation methods to engender empathy in designers. 6. Understand patterns of innovation success and the contextual circumstances in which they apply. 7. Understand combinatorial business design methods to explore and prioritize alternative paths to achieve financial sustainability for an idea. 8. Discern the broader societal impacts of design activities. 9. Develop robust assessments of the assumptions underlying new ideas and means to test those assumptions rapidly and at low cost. 10. Recognize and define influence paths and communication methods to drive awareness, consideration, conversion, and retention of new solutions

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