Winter & Spring 2017
- Brainstorming: gathering a list of spontaneous ideas in search of a solution to a complex problem
- Synectics: "the bringing together of diverse elements," from the Greek roots “syn” and “ectic.”
- Cause and Effect: a relationship between events where one is the result of the other or influenced by a combination of previous existing factors.
- Logic: Greek, "the word" or "what is spoken" (coming to mean "thought" or "reason"), is systematic reasoning with logical support for a chain of statements that reaches a conclusion.
- Decision-Making: selecting a course of action from several alternatives after considering perspectives offered by participants and stakeholders.
- Tasks, Dilemmas, Successes: sharing the work to be undertaken, the difficult choices, and the feeling of shared accomplishments.
- Design Execution: the final stage of giving physical form to an idea, plan, or model.
- Technology: "science of craft", from Greek, techne, "art, skill of hand"; and -logia, “thought” or “reason”).
- Human Factors: a conscious focus on understanding the interplay between humans and other elements of a system.