Berkeley Design Innovation Certificate Open House @ College of Environmental Design

Tour/Open House | September 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Come learn about the exciting new Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation during this open house at the College of Environmental Design.

Why Study Design Innovation?

Our rapidly changing world demands design innovation and new approaches to our set of tools that guide a process of framing and reframing problems. Design toggles between analysis (asking why) and synthesis (asking how). Design is an iterative process operating among concrete, abstract and projected worlds.

Making in the concrete world brings abstract concepts to life, allows for more learning about the situation, and ultimately drives desired change. Design is far from linear – it asks teams to pay attention to where they are in the cycle, to step back from solutions and ask what problem they are solving, to ensure connection to human needs, and to be willing to put something unfinished in front of others to learn. This certificate provides students with the critical mindset, collaborative problem defining skills, technical skills to innovate in a wide variety of areas, and hands-on tools in each of the phases of the innovation cycle.

About the Crtificate in Design Innovation Program

The exciting Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation is unique by connecting the design approaches and disciplines from four schools (College of Engineering, College of Environmental Design, College of Letters and Science – Arts and Humanities Division, and the Haas School of Business) to allow students multiple avenues within which to explore innovation. This program helps to train students to take responsibility for the entire life cycle of innovation, from idea to execution and beyond.

 rychow@berkeley.edu