IWKS 5600: Innovating for the Developing World

Graduate version of IWKS 3600. Explores the design and development of products and services that can be sustainably and gainfully used by the world’s poorest citizens. Students in interdisciplinary teams design, implement and evaluate a viable solution to a real problem faced by real people in the developing world. The goal is to develop an understanding of the extraordinary challenges faced by individuals for whom basic survival is not a given, and the knowledge and skills necessary to create designs that respond appropriately to those unique circumstances. Provides a foundation for further study and practice in the area of technology and development.

Prerequisite: Graduate standingIWKS 5100 recommended

Credit hours: 3