SUS 706 Applied Sustainability: Creativity to Impact is crafted to experience sustainability in action through Human Centered Design. Human Centered Design is a philosophy, a set of abilities, a set of mindsets, and a set of practices that proves invaluable in addressing the sustainability issues of our time. This way of working is a making based approach to problem solving and solution development. You will apply and practice the mindsets and abilities of design in different scenarios and different scales to address sustainability problems, and develop and build on new to the world ideas. This class is project oriented and team based. This class builds on, and synthesizes in action, the Master of Arts in Sustainability curriculum. This course as a journey culminates with a client/community based sustainability practicum. Overall, this class emphasizes new ways of approaching work and life. The skills developed through a thoughtful engagement in this course prove valuable well into the future. Through in class activities, out of class activities, client engagement, and a keen bias to action, participants will achieve the following outcomes.
At the completion of this course, you will be able to:
Assistant Professor of the Practice, Graduate School
Affiliate Professor of the Practice, School of Business
Director of Outreach, Sustainability Graduate Programs
Center for Energy, Environment & Sustainability
Center for Entrepreneurship
Wake Forest University