This course introduces students to a human-centered approach to problem solving (often referred to as design thinking). During the course, students will work on real world projects that will help them to develop an understanding of design thinking and various methods of creative problem solving. The course will include fundamental readings in design thinking, interactive design methods and processes, and hands-on projects. Students will learn how to conduct design research, focus on meaningful interventions, and create products, services, and/or experiences to address user needs.