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Find Your Course of Action: 2015 Innovation Courses

Need to spice up your schedule for spring or fall? Looking for a not-boring class to fill that last GE credit? Want to take a class in something innovative or creative that you have never been able to do before? 

You’ve come to the right place. 

We have an entire page on our site dedicated to listing any and all classes that have anything to do with creativity, innovation, and design on campus. These are just a few of the exciting courses coming up spring and fall of 2015.

Program Spotlight: Be A Philanthropist

Do you lack the funds to turn your innovative, charitable, and creative ideas into reality? We can help! The Be a Philanthropist initiative is offering offering $300 micro grants to qualifying applicants. This initiative is a part of Grantwell, the student-run, faculty-advised nonprofit consulting program here at BYU. If your proposal is accepted, you will be notified within one week so you can start making a difference now. Proposals are being accepted and began the review process on January 20th, and they will continue to be reviewed and grants given until funds are gone.

Structure: A Barrier to Creativity

By Ethan Parry

Structure can be either a good thing, or a bad thing, depending on how you look at it. Structure can provide individuals with a sense of order, or, can be seen as something that is restrictive. Karin Hibma, one of the co-founders of successful design firm CRONAN, believes that creativity can actually be created. In this article, Hibma talks about how important it is to get her clients out of their normal routine.

Student Stories of Innovation: Belinda

Though she is an advertising major and art minor at BYU, Belinda has poured a lot of her energy into a group project developing a new alternate reality game. The game is called Dust and is being designed to encourage women and minorities to get more involved with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Belinda really enjoyed the collaboration experience and learning from students across the campus that she wouldn’t have met otherwise.

What has been the most important lesson for Belinda as she... Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Jed Morley, Jump Associates

Strategy. Ambiguity. Creativity. These elements blend seamlessly in the unique services of Jump Associates, a strategy firm that combines the analytical rigor of management consulting firms, like McKinsey, and the creativity of design firms, like IDEO, to create new businesses for their clients. The Creativity, Innovation, and Design team caught up with Jed Morley, BYU alum and vice president of strategy at Jump Associates, to get a glimpse into his world and what he’s learned from working for companies like Jump and IDEO.