Design Sprint | Arts and Science ONLINE

Design Sprint

Design Sprint course image of business person's hand drawing an idea
ENIN 400/3.0

In today’s fast-paced world, speed and agility are critical to generating business value, and corporations, organizations, and start-ups must continuously innovate, and at rapid speed. This required capstone course for the Queen’s Certificate in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Creativity (QEIC) is designed as an intense, experiential expedition where learners will have the opportunity to practice developing innovative and effective solutions to real-world problems, big and small.

Working in diverse teams and as individuals, students will identify opportunities and propose new solutions in the form of products, services, business models, and experiences. Throughout the course they will have occasions to pitch their ideas and receive peer and expert feedback on them.  The course will culminate in a hack-a-thon style event that will run over 3 days.

This course is also part of the Queen’s Certificate in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Creativity (QEIC). Learn more about this certificate here.

Please note: This course is typically offered in the summer term

Learning Outcomes

The Learning Outcomes will be addressed in the course modules as follows:

1. Establish productive collaborative working relationships within a learner team

2. Gather, organize, and summarize information necessary to appropriately study a complex problem

3. Generate concept designs and apply structured approaches and techniques to design and build a prototype

4. Synthesize individual research and visually present original ideas by creating a multimedia digital slide presentation

5. Translate and articulate the value of social, commercial, technical, or creative innovation to stakeholders

6. Communicate professionally online verbally and in writing in a clear, coherent, and logical style

Description

In today’s fast-paced world, speed and agility are critical to generating business value, and corporations, organizations, and start-ups must continuously innovate, and at rapid speed. This required capstone course for the Queen’s Certificate in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Creativity (QEIC) is designed as an intense, experiential expedition where learners will have the opportunity to practice developing innovative and effective solutions to real-world problems, big and small.

Working in diverse teams and as individuals, students will identify opportunities and propose new solutions in the form of products, services, business models, and experiences. Throughout the course they will have occasions to pitch their ideas and receive peer and expert feedback on them.  The course will culminate in a hack-a-thon style event that will run over 3 days.

For more information about requirements and registration in the Queen’s Certificate in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Creativity (QEIC) program, please see: https://www.queensu.ca/artsci_online/programs/certificate-in-entrepreneurship-innovation-creativity

Terms

Summer 21: May - June
Course Dates: 
May 10 - June 21, 2021
Exam Dates: 
June 24 - 25

Evaluation

12.5% - Midterm
12.5% - Final Quiz
50% - Pitch Presentation
25% - Self and Group Assessment Survey

**Assessments subject to change**

Instructor

Professor Sidneyeve Matrix (matrixs@queensu.ca) and Professor Gregory Bavington (bavingtg@queensu.ca)

Time Commitment

Students can expect to spend approximately 18-20 HOURS hours a week in study/practice and online activities for this course.

Course Resources

About SOLUS

SOLUS is Queen’s Student On-Line University System. You’ll have access to a SOLUS account once you become a Queen’s student. You’ll use SOLUS to register for courses, add and drop courses, update your contact information, view financial and academic information, and pay your tuition.

About OnQ

onQ is Queen's online learning platform. You'll log into onQ to access your course. All materials related to your course—notes, readings, videos, recordings, discussion forums, assignments, quizzes, groupwork, tutorials, and help—will be on the onQ site.

About Credit Units

Queen’s courses are weighted in credit units. A typical one-term course is worth 3.0 units, and a typical two-term course is worth 6.0 units. You combine these units to create your degree. A general (three-year) BA or BSc requires a total of 90 credit units.

Computer Requirements

To take an online course, you’ll need a high speed internet connection as well as a microphone and speakers to be able to watch videos, hear sounds, and participate in interactive online activities. A webcam is recommended but not necessary.

System Requirements:

Computer Specifications

  • Windows 8.1 or newer
  • OSX 10.13 (High Sierra) or newer
  • Dual Core 2 GHz processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Soundcard
  • USB Headset
  • Webcam

Supported Browsers

  • Chrome (preferred - latest version)
  • Firefox (latest version)
  • Safari is not recommended as it causes several known issues in onQ
  • Edge is not recommended as it causes several known issues in onQ

Internet Connection

  • Wired high speed access: Cable or better
  • Wifi is not recommended

Java

  • Latest version

Media Player

  • Flash (latest version)

Adobe Reader

  • Latest Version

Dates/Deadlines

The deadlines for new applications to Queen’s Arts and Science Online courses are in our Upcoming Application Dates section.

Grading Scheme

The information below is intended for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Academic Regulations in other Faculties may differ.

Letter Grade Grade Point
A+4.30
A4.00
A-3.70
B+3.30
B3.00
B-2.70
C+2.30
C2.00
C-1.70
D+1.30
D1.00
D-0.70
F0.00

GPA Calculators
Have your SOLUS grade report handy and then follow the link to the Arts and Science GPA calculators.

How does this affect my academics?
See the GPA and Academic Standing page.

Follow the link above for an explanation of how the GPA system affects such things as the Dean’s Honour List, requirements to graduate, and academic progression.

Frequently Asked Questions on the Grading Scheme
Please follow this link to the FAQ's

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees vary depending when you start, your year, faculty, and program. Fees for Summer Term 2018 first-year Distance Career Arts & Science Domestic students are as follows: for a 3.0-unit course, $685.90; for a 6.0-unit course, $1371.80 See also Tuition and Fees.

Campus Bookstore

All textbooks can be purchased at Queen’s Campus Bookstore.

Non-Queen’s Students

All Queen’s Arts and Science Online courses are open to students at other universities. Before applying as a visiting student, request a Letter of Permission from your home university that states that you have permission to take the course and apply it to your degree. See also Apply.

Academic Integrity

Please see Queen’s policy statement on academic integrity for information on how to complete an online course honestly.

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