We Are All Creative

A chronicling of human-centered design, this symposium speech moves through the courses User Interface Design and Development, Mobile City Chronicles: Gaming with New Technologies of Detection and Security, and Foundations of American Cyber-Culture. Developing the argument that “we are all creative” and “design is a conversation,” this presentation introduces concepts of product development and design that focuses on the consumer.

The Course Thread Program allows UC Berkeley undergraduates to explore intellectual themes that connect courses across departments and disciplines. Without creating new majors or minors, the program instead highlights connections between existing courses. Course Threads help students see the value in educational breadth while also pursuing a more in-depth and well-rounded knowledge on one particular topic. Course Thread topics include: Human Rights, Cultural Forms in Transit, The Historical & Modern City, Visible Language, Humanities & Environment, Human-Centered Design, Old Things, and Science & Society.

Students following a thread enroll in at least 3 courses from the thread over the course of their study at Berkeley, and participate in at least one year-end symposium. The Course Threads Program is made possible by the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.