2022 Spring Graduates of the MID Program

Spring 2022 MID Graduates

This semester flew by and we celebrated five Masters of Innovation Design (MID) students as they crossed the Wichita State Commencement stage and are starting their next adventure, post-college. We asked them "What's next?" and "What will you miss most about the MID program?" 


Innovate. Break. Make. Repeat.

Students Kristyn Smith, Maggie Koops, and Jared Goering are being advised by Jeremy Patterson.

Customized Curriculum

Each student will choose the path they want to take. From courses in core design and engineering skills, as well as design-thinking infused curriculum across campus.
James Balman prototyping Neutrogena Light Therapy Face Mask at GoCreate

Experimental Learning

Be part of an experiment-driven active learning approach that creates structure and process to the chaos that characterizes the early stages of creative pursuits.
Hassan Farhoud and Mark Elliott are learning from classmate, Maggie Koops, in the Beech Windtunnel

Collaborative Culture

Our students come from various disciplines with different strengths and weaknesses; but all have a passion for creativity, collaboration, and having fun. 
Jared Goering and Ryan give presentation for Cy5 at Red Bull Launch Institute in NYC

Exclusive Opportunities

Students have access to creative spaces like WIDGET and GoCreate, as well as leading industry professionals from our community and across the globe.

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.

Design Thinking

From learning the process to being able to facilate 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 501 Design Thinking Faciliation - build understanding of facilitation & its role in leadership, identify stakeholders and why they’re important, grow an understanding of different personalities & their impact, develop a tool kit of skills to implement design thinking within teams and organizations.
  • ID 502 Design Thinking Implementation - utilize design thinking process, work within teams to tackle one or more design challenges provided by Fortune 100 company to innovate new ideas & solutions.
  • ID 505 Design Thinking Challenges - utilizing design thinking process tackle one or more design challenges provided by Fortune 100 company and/or local start-ups to innovate new ideas & solutions.

Learn how to apply emprical 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 705a Practical Prototyping - learn the basics of prototyping utilizing machines and tools in GoCreate.
  • ID 752 Product, Service & Process Prototyping - this is a more in-depth prototyping course. You will learn how to utilize the machines at GoCreate, Groover Labs, and other industry partner labs to demonstrate and present your idea, product, or process.
ID 705i Introduction to Blockchain - This course is for the nontechnical audience. It will introduce the key concepts behind blockchain technology, digital currency, hyperledger, and other use cases.
Independent Study
        • 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.


Recent Collaborations

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MID group photo from Spring 2021 Graduation outside of Devlin Hall

Let's Chat

Send us a message if you want more information about collaborations or if you are interested in applying for the Master's of Innovation Design.


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