Masters of Innovation Design (MID)
We teach digital fluency for the modern age. Our courses empower students to become creative problem solvers and leaders in a technology-driven world. With a focus on practical skills, critical thinking, and ethical considerations, our curriculum equips graduates to excel in today's digital landscape.
MID Curriculum at a Glance
To complete the Masters of Innovation Design degree, you must complete a total of
30 credit hours.
Up to 6 hrs can come from Innovation in Practice and an additional 6 hrs can come from Project.
You can also choose other graduate courses from disciplines across campus, not listed below.
From learning the process to being able to facilitate a Design Thinking Sprint - you will learn it all.
- ID 500 Design Thinking Process – impact of human centered design on products & services, build understanding of empathy, develop problem statements, cover tools needed to utilize design thinking, build vocabulary for design thinking practices.
- ID 513 Design Thinking – learn to utilize and facilitate the design thinking process of empathy, define, ideate, prototype, test to innovate creative solutions for complex problems including new product development and societal issues.
- ID 508 Design Sprints – first introduced by Google Ventures, Design sprints is used throughout the world to innovate new ideas and solve complex business issues through understanding, design, prototyping, and testing of ideas.
- ID 710 Service Design Thinking – A successful service is a series of events sequenced to result in an intended outcome. It requires consideration of the user, planning, prototyping, testing and execution. Learners will use the Service Design Blueprint to plan, sequence and develop the front stage and back stage services necessary to deliver and exceptional user experience.
Learn how to apply empirical processes in a distributed team environment - Agility is more than a process, it's a mindset.
- ID 511 Agile Product Management - prepare for integration into a professional Agile product development environment. You will learn how to collaborate within a product team, establish an Agile product development workflow, estimate solutions effort and cost, and learn to fail gracefully.
- ID 705D Agile Software Development - don’t just learn to code, learn to develop products. Develop the technical skills necessary to excel in a cross-functional, distributed team environment using Agile software development techniques.
Start applying traditional concepts in sustainability to complex problems in innovation for a holistic approach.
- ID 509 Applied Sustainability in Innovation - participate in thoughtful discussion on sustainability, adoption of sustainable practices and policies, and employ hands-on analysis of the long-term sustainability of innovation solutions.
- ID 720 Sustainable Teams & Organizations - assess and discuss the long-term sustainability of different management approaches in individual, team, and organizational settings.
Starting from cardboard to creating a fully developed prototype - you will be able to SHOW your idea, not just talk about it.
- ID 752 Product, Service & Process Prototyping - You will learn how to utilize the machines at GoCreate, Engineering Labs, and other industry partner spaces to demonstrate and present your idea, product, or process.
- ID 515 Blockchain Fundamentals - Provides students with a working understanding of the blockchain, cryptocurrencies and tokens, NFT’s, and Web3.0. Course topics include the history of centralized and decentralized computer systems, the birth and core concepts of blockchain, tokenomics and microeconomies, the evolution of the blockchain to now, and current examples of applied blockchain technology.
- ID 516 Blockchain Applications - Provides an overview of the basics of blockchain technologies, and then dives deeper into four applications used in the blockchain ecosystem: Smart Contracts, decentralized applications, blockchain platforms and NFT’s. Course topics include an overview of a few of the programming languages behind Smart Contracts with a walkthrough of a Smart Contract in Solidity, the technology and use of decentralized applications, the various platforms in blockchain and how and why they are useful, and Non-Fungible Tokens in use today as well as what projects are being worked on to use them in the future.
- ID 840 Innovation in Practice - Built around experiential enrichment related to the broad topic of innovation. Topics such as intellectual property, branding, pitching, wire-framing, prototyping and funding are discussed in a group setting and may include guest speakers and/or visits to local companies.
- ID 841 Project - An independent study course for students undertaking the project development/creativity option for completion of the Master of Innovation Design.
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