This fourth Connections class, Team Creativity, elevates previous experiences to allow
Students are challenged to interact with our project partner, Jonathan Saffian, Product Manager of Innovation at Sam's Club, in and out of the classroom setting in understanding the right questions to ask to push projects and solutions forward. Students were challenged with rapid ideation and weekly group reviews using the Six Thinking Hats to get feedback to constantly review and improve their individual ideas.
This class connected with SPDA3221, a workshop class taught by Dr. Clinton Purtell taught in tandem with SPDA3220 to explore outside resources through guest speakers and our partner. Students presented to the partners and faculty at the end of the program. The final project assembles all of the research, innovations, rough and finished ideas, storyboards and metrics for success culminating with a portfolio project that demonstrates the wide range of talents each student brings to the partner project and UNT's PDA program.
Week 2 exercise is like a design inspection in that you examine the environment you are designing for with different "lenses" or mindsets.
Week 7 exercise to help students think about researching innovation in other industries to help create new ways of thinking for our partner's challenges.
These online workspaces allowed the teams to use the Design Thinking framework to work together through the various exercises that create their solutions. Student groups had expansive, self-directed exercises in Mural boards that explored Journey Maps, Personas and Impact/Feasability for their many ideas.
Team 1: Cudmore Wine Mural board
Cudmore Pets Mural board View here.
Team 2: Judson Wine Mural board
Judson Pets Mural board View here.
Team 3: Shelton Wine Mural board
Shelton Pets Mural board View here.
Team 4: Pagano Wine Mural board
Pagano Pets Mural board View here.
Team 5: Cepica Pets Mural board
Cepica Pets App Mural board View here.