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  • Art Institute
    Dallas

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  • Team Creativity
  • Project Mgmt Lab
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  • SMU UX Portfolio
  • Art Institute
    Houston-North
    & TCU

  • Type III
  • Packaging
  • Art Direction
  • Environmental Design
  • Digital Grids
  • Design Capstone
  • Team Creativity - SPDA3320

    Spring 2022

    This fourth Connections class, Team Creativity, elevates previous experiences to allow Cohort 2 students to manage self-directed groups. Students are challenges to share leadership roles in facilitating Design Thinking activities to solve real-world issues for partners companies.

    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.

    SPDA3300 Team Creativity
    SPDA3300 Team Creativity
    SPDA3300 Team Creativity
    SPDA3300 Team Creativity
    SPDA3300 Team Creativity
    SPDA3300 Team Creativity
    SPDA3300 Team Creativity
    SPDA3300 Team Creativity
    SPDA3300 Team Creativity

    Final Sams Club Portfolio Case Studies for Wine and Pets

    Cudmore: Sam's Personalized Shopping

    Simonne Cudmore: Members Bark

    Brandon Williams: Sam's Connect

    Brandon Williams: Paw Pack

    Richardson: Sam's Digital Card

    Sophia Richardson: Sam's Pets Club

    Aggarwal: Digital Membership

    Kush Aggarwal: Pets Membership

    Shyla Oommen: Pets Membership

    Shyla Oommen: Pets Membership

    The Forum

    Steven Judson: All-in-One Pet Service

    Class Activities

    Six Looking Glasses

    Six Looking Glasses

    Week 2 exercise is like a design inspection in that you examine the environment you are designing for with different "lenses" or mindsets.

    Ingredients for Innovation

    Ingredients for Innovation

    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.


    Group Activities

    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 Wine Mural board

    Cudmore Pets Mural board  View here.

    Team 2: Judson Wine Mural board

    Judson Wine Mural board

    Judson Pets Mural board  View here.

    Team 3: Shelton Wine Mural board

    Shelton Wine Mural board

    Shelton Pets Mural board  View here.

    Team 4: Pagano Wine Mural board

    Pagano Wine Mural board

    Pagano Pets Mural board  View here.

    Team 5: Cepica Pets Mural board

    Cepica Pets Mural board

    Cepica Pets App Mural board  View here.