Course DescriptionDesign Thinking II is a methodology for practical, creative resolution of problems or issues that looks for an improved future result. Design thinking is a creative process based around the "building up" of ideas. "Outside the box thinking" is explored in the design methodology that leads to creative solutions. We explore divergent and convergent thinking strategies that help define a thinking methodology that include project selection (problem space); field study (interview/observation); opportunities (brainstorming/deation); prototypes/sketching (thinking tools); iterative design (combination/evaluation); and test (user feedback). Within these steps, problems are framed, the right questions can be asked, more ideas can be created, and the best answers are chosen and implements for low level to high level. These steps are not linear. Methodologies to parse, explore, find, gather, and visualize design thinking will become paramount in the course deliverables.