Innovation in information and emerging technologies. Classroom and individual student activities will address strategies and exercises for how to develop, grow and vet ideas, and build teams ready to create a product, service or business.
Whether you aspire to starting your own entrepreneurial company with a team, work in a nonprofit organization (NGO = non-governmental organization) to contribute to society, or are being recruited by a large organization that appears in the press for its great work environments (such as a Google or Twitter), you have an important role to play in our economy as an innovator and entrepreneurial thinker. This course is the first in a series of four courses required for the IDS (Idea Design Startup) Minor. Creativity and strategies for idea generation (about all aspects of the business) is the central theme, defined as “the application of a person’s mental ability and curiosity to discover something new.” This course is intended to provide the cognitive foundation for idea generation and creative thinking for the IDS Minor courses in which students identify a feasible idea to be pitched for competitions. The concept of design is a significant part of all four courses in the IDS Minor.
IDS 301 meets with IST 627.
This is a 3 credit course. Undergraduate students earn 3 credits for IDS 301, and graduate students earn 3 credits for completion of IST 627 with the addition of a graduate student/team assignment.
Professor of Record
Graduate students and undergraduate students who are willing to apply strategies for being innovative, creative, and entrepreneurial, and who are willing to take risks to make a difference in the world.
After taking this course, the students will be able to:
Generate, develop, grow and vet new product, service and business ideas
- Apply the concept of stimulus thinking and using random objects in the environment to generate new ideas, including conversations with others.
- Make decisions that recognize the role of team and managing individuals to be a part of an innovation team.
- Recognize and assess opportunities in multiple environments.
Understand the concept of an innovation ecosystem, its components and value in the economy
- Describe the elements of an innovation ecosystem as an environment for development and growth of ideas into something of value to individuals, society or the economy.
- Demonstrate the skills to follow the path of an innovation from original idea and innovator to its present form by describing “the players” and their functions within an innovation ecosystem Select an innovative company and describe the conditions, the serendipitous events, and the people/organizations who were key to the success of an innovation, or were instrumental in its ultimate failure.
- Be able to conceptualize and pitch a business idea to potential stakeholders, investors and partners in a new venture or organization.
Demonstrate the ability to communicate ideas, objectives and aspirations to others as an important element on the path from idea to realization of a dream
- Assess what makes some ideas more business-appropriate than others.
- Present a business idea to potential stakeholders and supporters (potential executives, partners, co-workers and investors).
- Focus your idea on other people’s problems, needs and wants (PNWs) as you build your business model and company.
- Critically evaluate the competition and identify opportunities that others have missed in a market.
- Assess and accumulate the necessary resources to start a venture.
Other iSchool Courses
- IDS660 - Spring Break in Silicon Valley/Entretech - NYC
- IST 511 - Intro to Library & Info Prof
- IST523 - Graphic Design for the Web
- IST556 - Mobile Network Services
- IST564 - Accessible Lib & Info Services
- IST602 - Digital Forensics
- IST 605 - Reference & Info Literacy Svces
- IST 608 - Blockchain Management
- IST611 - Info. Tech. in Educ. Orgs.
- IST612 - Youth Svce inLibrary Info Ctrs
- IST613 - Library Plan., Mrktng, Assess
- IST 614 - Management Principles for Information Professionals
- IST 615 - Cloud Management
- IST 616 - Info Rsces: Organiz & Access
- IST 617 - Motivational Aspects of Information Use
- IST618 - Information Policy
- IST 619 - Economics for Info Managers
- IST 621 - Information Management and Technology
- IST622 - Preserv. of Cultural Heritage
- IST 623 - Intro to Information Security
- IST 625 - Enterprise Risk Management
- IST 627 - What's the Big Idea: Technology Innovation
- IST 628 - Organization/Management of Archival Collections
- IST632 - Management and Organization of Special Collections
- IST634 - Security in Networked Environ
- IST 635 - Collection Dev & Access
- IST636 - Leading Issues/Info Security
- IST639 - Enterprise Technologies
- IST643 - Enterprise Services and Virtualized Systems
- IST 645 - Managing Info Systems Projects
- IST646 - Storytelling Info Professional
- IST647 - Network Virtualization
- IST648 - Enterprise Wireless Network Technologies
- IST 649 - Human Interaction W/Computers
- IST 651 - Scripting for Enterprise Data Systems
- IST 652 - Scripting for Data Analysis
- IST 654 - Information Systems Analysis
- IST655 - Enterprise IT Consultation
- IST 658 - Advanced Enterprise Network Management
- IST 659 - Database Administration Concepts & Database Management
- IST661 - Managing a School Library
- IST662 - Instr Strgt & Tech/Info Profs
- IST663 - Motivating 21st Cent. Learning
- IST 664 - Natural Language Processing
- IST668 - Literacy Through School Libraries
- IST671 - Research Methods in Info. St.
- IST672 - The Public Library as Institution
- IST674 - Academic Librarianship
- IST676 - Digital Data and Services in Libraries
- IST 678 - Communications for Information Professionals
- IST 681 - Metadata
- IST 682 - Cultural Competence for Information Professionals
- IST 687 - Introduction to Data Science
- IST 700 - Deep Learning, NLP, and Computational Social Science
- IST704 - Applied Info Security
- IST 707 - Data Analytics
- IST711 - e-Government
- IST714 - Cloud Architecture
- IST717 - Advanced Library Management
- IST 718 - Big Data Analytics
- IST 719 - Information Visualization
- IST720 - Topics in Library Leadership
- IST 722 - Data Warehouse
- IST724 - Database Security
- IST725 - Information Technology Security Architecture
- IST726 - Enterprise Architecture: Concepts and Practice
- IST 728 - Information Security Policy
- IST735 - Copyright for Information Prof
- IST 736 - Text Mining
- IST745 - Proj Portfolio and Prgm Mgmt
- IST 747 - Comples Issues in IT Project Management
- IST754 - Capstone Project in Enterprise Data Systems
- IST 755 - Strategic Management of Information Resources
- IST769 - Advanced Database Management
- IST 772 - Quantitative Reasoning for Data Science
- IST971 - Internship in Info Studies
- IST972 - School Media Practicum
- IST973 - Internship in Information Studies
- IST974 - Internship in Applied Data Science