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Integrative Design as an Approach to Wicked Problems

Integrative Design as an Approach to Wicked Problems

Healthcare. Global Warming. Terrorism. Food Justice. Poverty. The 21st Century is rife with multi-causal, socio-culturally complex issues where a true-or-false rationale is disingenuous, unproductive, and even detrimental. These issues are known as “wicked problems.” Applied as a verb, design can help us deconstruct and respond to the most challenging “wicked problems” of our time. Through deep collaboration with our constituents, stakeholders, and partners from the corporate and non-profit sectors, designers in the Stamps MDes in Integrative Design program address wicked problems through real-world projects. With its project-based curriculum, the Stamps MDes program erases traditional boundaries between design research and design practice to create a new process-oriented curriculum.

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