The Master of Arts in Design and Innovation provides students an opportunity to learn about a human-centered design process, innovation frameworks, and creative confidence. The professional world is looking for innovation leaders; learning these skills will provide students with an advantage in industry. Whether you are planning a startup or hoping to revolutionize industry from within, MADI is a great place to start.
The mission of the MADI program is to prepare mindful problem-solvers to take on systemic, meaningful challenges with creativity and confidence. MADI will provide students with an innovation framework based on human-centered design, a process which values solutions that balance human desirability, market viability, and technical feasibility.
With a strong emphasis on the values of design-thinking and entrepreneurship, (teamwork, iteration, action-bias, and responsiveness), the program is focused on preparing students to enter the professional world with confidence in their ability to solve meaningful, complex problems.
The MADI degree will serve to enhance students’ skills in key areas using a cross-disciplinary approach. The core MADI program consists of a three-course foundation series and two studio courses. The remaining courses are chosen by each student: two from an approved list of courses known to reinforce the competencies MADI wishes to instill, and two from approved campus offerings according to the individual student’s interests and anticipated professional pursuits.
See MADI Director Kate Canales talk about the benefits of a human-centered design education, here.