Special Topics in Strategic Design and Management
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Level: Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Design Strategies
Department: Design Strategies
Course Number: PSDS 5130
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Special topics in Strategic Design and Management that address emerging trends, practices and opportunities. The topics rotate frequently and the course may be repeated for credit. Pre-requisites vary with the topic. This course is crosslisted with PSDS 4700. Fall 2015 topics are:

Section B - "Sharing is Winning: Creating Value in New Economies"

This special topic elective focuses on the sharing/collaborative economy that is having an increasing impact on the business environment. Sutdents will gain an appreciation for the emerging economy created by new enterprises and business models as well as learn how to apply its principles in the context of entrepreneurial ventures and designing new ways of doing business.

Section C - "Design Thinking For People Guidance, Rules and Regulations"

This course explores the application of design thinking tools to design systems that provide guidance to people in organizational settings, in social groups and urban settings. It will apply a bottom up approach to unveil opportunities and implement insights towards tangible projects. Students will be guided through the entire design process, conduct real life observations and reach out to experts and external partners of their choice and according to project needs. Scope is to explore new areas and applications of our methods for an approach towards governance that has no precedents.
Course Open to: Degree Students


Open to Graduate students.