Visual Thinking

Course Description

ME101 is at the foundation class for all designers and creative people at Stanford. It teaches you how to access your creativity through a series of projects, all of which have been redesigned so that they can be accomplished in an online learning environment. Visual thinking, a powerful adjunct to other problem solving modalities, is developed and exercised in the context of solving some fun and challenging design problems. Along the way, the class expands your access to your imagination, helps you see more clearly with the "mind's eye:”, and learn how to do rapid visualization and prototyping. The emphasis on basic creativity, learning to build in the 3D world, and fluent and flexible idea production.

Course Details

  • Class Number:
    • Section 1 - 20924
    • Section 2 - 23592
  • 2021 Schedule: 
    • Section 1: TuTh 9:30AM - 11:20AM PDT
    • Section 2: TuTh 9:30AM - 11:20AM PDT
  • Online Format - Synchronous: This course is taught in real-time, and students are expected to attend virtual sessions at specific times during the week.
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