Course Description

There are many design professions across a wide range of industries, but really, we are all designers. Some of the same design principles used in industry also apply to personal planning and family decision making. Discover what a designer does and examine design processes used by leading innovators. Learn why some have succeeded and others have failed. Also, we will discuss if design processes or creativity can be learned. Are designs created or do they evolve? Some examples will be drawn from the instructor’s experience as a design engineer, design quality consultant, entrepreneur and leader of non-profit organizations. Presented by Sandy Catz, MEng, Lifelong Learning Society member who leads discussions for Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society and Socrates Café.


Membership in the Lifelong Learning Society for the Spring 2019 semester is required in order to take this course. For more information on the Lifelong Learning Society, call 267-468-8500.
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