What You Hoped Education Would Be

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-thinkingv 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

Design Thinking

From learning the process to being able to facilate a Design Thinking Sprint, our students 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.
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Recent Collaborations

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Group collaborating in Widget room.

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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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