Taught by Priyank Narayan
It is often said that “Today, thinking is more important than knowing”. Opportunities are what we all look for and their counterparts—the problems—are what we should solve in daily lives. Dynamic environment of the twenty-first century requires more creative skills from citizens than just analytical skills to manage in the ever-changing work environment.
The course is designed to provide an understanding of problem solving with a touch of creative focus in a systemic framework. The students will be introduced to concepts of creative thinking like convergent and divergent thinking, lateral thinking and brainstorming. Structured techniques such as 6 thinking hats and mind maps will also be practiced. Students will be expected to work on live projects to come up with creative Jugaad solutions to problems that they see around them. Concepts around creativity such as the Medici Effect will also be discussed in class through book readings.
This is a 13 week course comprising of 39 classroom hours and approx. 20 hours of project work, group assignments and book readings. The Mid Term Project and the Final Project will be team based submissions.