Design thinking 1 : creativity and critical thinking

Course title
Design thinking 1 : creativity and critical thinking
Course tag
11412
Semester
1
Course status
Mandatory
ECTS
5
Lectures
30
Practice
30
Independent work
90
Total
150
Teachers and associates
Darija Korkut, Senior Lecturer
The course aims
The primary objective of this course is to impart a functional ability for applying creative analytical techniques in buisness surroundings aimed at raising the level of creativity and innovation in marketing. Apart from generating a pool of innovative ideas, creative analytical techniques will help you solve business problems in a new and constructive way The course is further designed to aid students in understanding the essential principles involved in the practice of reasoned decision making Knowledge acquired at this course will help you develop critical thinking skills and reduce the impact of irrational and subjective reasoning, biases, fallacies, and heuristics in making inferences and decisions The skills you develop will serve you across all academic disciplines, in the workplace, and everyday life.
Content
Instinctive mental traits, Creativity – the importance of intuition and emotions, Creative blocks, Creative analytical techniques/strategies, Logical reasoning, Fallacies, Critical thinking Paul-Elder method.
Literature:
Michalko, M. (2006): Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative Thinking Techniques, 2nd edition, Ten Speed Press
Supplementary literature
1. Paul, R.; Elder, L. (2013): Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Professional and Personal Life, 2nd edition.
2. Damer, E. T. (2008): Attacking Faulty Reasoning: A Practcal Guide to Fallacy-Free Argument.
3. Higgins, J. M. (2005): 101 Creativev Problem Solving Techniques: The Handbook of New Ideas for Business, New Management Pub Co., Revised edition.
4. Tina Seelig (2015) “Creativity”: InGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity

Minimum learning outcomes

  1. Critically asses instinctive mental features.
  2. Recommend ways of solving business problems using linear techniques of Group A.
  3. Recommend ways of solving business problems using linear techniques of Group B.
  4. Recommend ways of solving business problems using intuitive techniques.
  5. Recommend ways of solving business problems using techniques of group intelligence.
  6. Evaluate validity and soundness of an argument and determine the strength of the conclusion.
  7. Critically asses the critical thinking concept.

Preferred learning outcomes

  1. Evaluate reasons for applying creative thinking techniques.
  2. Critically assess application of Group A linear techniques in solving business problems.
  3. Critically assess application of Group B linear techniques in solving business problems.
  4. Critically assess application of intuitive techniques in solving business problems.
  5. Critically assess application of group intelligence techniques in solving business problems.
  6. Compare different types of conclusion.
  7. Evaluate the methodological framework for analysis and critique.