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CU Building, 1st Floor, 1250 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202
inworks@ucdenver.edu
303-315-0047
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CU Anschutz

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CU Health Sciences Library, 2nd Floor, 12950 E Montview Blvd, Aurora, CO 80045
inworks@ucdenver.edu
303-724-4120
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  • Mon - Fri: 10a-3p
  • Sat - Sun: By Appointment

Summer 2019 Courses

IWKS 2100/5100

Intro to Human-Centered Design, Innovation and Prototyping

Introduces collaborative interdisciplinary design and innovation from a human perspective. Using the wide array of Inworks prototyping facilities, teams of students will design and implement human-oriented projects of increasing scale and complexity, in the process acquiring essential innovation and problem-solving skills. No previous design or prototyping experience is expected or required!

Suggested Background: None
Credit hours: 3
Cross-listed with: ARCH 3705, FINE 2105
Schedule:

  • MAYMESTER COURSE (05/20 – 06/06)
  • M/T/W/TH  9:00 am – 12:50 pm

IWKS 4930

Special Topics in Human Centered Design and Innovation - Architecture of Fun

Special topics in architecture studies related to cultural inquiries including theory, cultural diversity, and/or cross cultural thinking.

Suggested Background: None
Credit hours: 1-4
Cross-listed with: ARCH 3600, ARCH 6920
Schedule:

  • 06/10 – 08/03 Hybrid Online/Classroom
  • Tues  9:30 am – 12:15 pm

Fall 2019 Courses

IWKS 2100

Intro to Human-Centered Design, Innovation and Prototyping

Introduces collaborative interdisciplinary design and innovation from a human perspective. Using the wide array of Inworks prototyping facilities, teams of students will design and implement human-oriented projects of increasing scale and complexity, in the process acquiring essential innovation and problem-solving skills. No previous design or prototyping experience is expected or required!

Suggested Background: None
Credit hours: 3
Cross-listed with: ARCH 3705, FINE 2105
Schedule: Tues/Thurs 2:00 – 3:15 pm or Thurs 5:00 – 7:00 pm

IWKS 5100 (Graduate Level of IWKS 2100)

(Graduate) Intro to Human-Centered Design, Innovation and Prototyping

Introduces collaborative interdisciplinary design and innovation from a human perspective. Using the wide array of Inworks prototyping facilities, teams of students will design and implement human-oriented projects of increasing scale and complexity, in the process acquiring essential innovation and problem-solving skills. No previous design or prototyping experience is expected or required!

Suggested Background: None
Credit hours: 3
Schedule: Thurs 5:00 – 7:50 pm

IWKS 2300/5350

Computational Foundations

Provides a broad introduction to the technological underpinnings of modern society, introducing the fundamental principles and algorithms underlying computer programming. Students will create generative visualizations, work with data, and create realistic artifacts with interesting behavior using Processing and Arduino, with optional opportunities to script chatbots and work with lab equipment to create hybrid digital/physical objects. In-class and in-world discussions and readings introduce important computer science ideas and concepts. Emergent topics in computer science will also be introduced. Completion of this course will prepare students for more advanced IWKS courses that require knowledge of computing principles and programming.

Suggested Background: None
Credit hours: 3
Cross-listed with: ARTS 2150
Schedule: Mon/Wed 12:30 – 1:45 pm

IWKS 3200/5200

Date Science for Innovators

Image provided by Alexis Mitsuhashi

Introduces techniques for capturing, processing, visualizing, and making meaning out of large health-focused datasets. With the exponential growth and decreasing cost of data collection tools such as genome sequencing, mobile phone health trackers, remote sensors, and electronic and personal medical records to name a few, the demand for data scientists to help find meaning in a sea of data has never been greater. This course will introduce the fundamentals of working with health data and large data sets, introduce widely-used data analysis and visualization tools, and culminate in a cumulative health data project.

Suggested Background: None
Credit hours: 3
Schedule: Tues/Thurs 9:30 – 10:45 am

IWKS 3540/5540

Synthetic Biology for Innovators

Introduces the fundamentals of synthetic biology for those who seek to use it as a tool for innovation. Synthetic biology allows us to engineer new biological systems and redesign existing biological components by integrating aspects of biotechnology, evolutionary and molecular biology, systems biology, computer engineering, computational biology, and genetic engineering. Advancement in technological tools and techniques make this material accessible to motivated individuals from many disciplines, and no biology background is required. Culminates with a final team project focused on designing synthetic biology solutions that address human need.

Suggested Background: None
Credit hours: 3
Schedule: Lecture: Tues 12:30 – 1:45 pm with Choice of Lab Time

  • Lab option 1: Thurs 12:30 – 1:45 pm
  • Lab option 2: Thurs 2:00 – 3:15 pm

IWKS 4900/5900

Inworks Capstone

Working closely with project sponsors, students design, implement and evaluate a project for use by a local company or non-profit organization. One of two alternative capstone courses for the Inworks Minor in Design and Innovation.

Suggested Background: Enrollment in the Inworks HCDI minor or certificate, or instructor permission; Completion of at least three other Inworks courses recommended
Credit hours: 4
Schedule: Tues 3:30 – 6:15 pm 

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