Managing Creativity

This course is part of the UBC Certificate in Biomedical Visualization and Communication.

The objective of this course is to support teams of individuals to nurture, manage and direct their creative impulses that emerge from collaborating.

Students work and play together, and in the process:

  • develop collaborative habits to improve communication, listening and adaptability
  • assimilate tools to strategically manage their work within a team-based context
  • stretch beyond their own creative boundaries using a variety of improvised activities
  • integrate tools, projects and approaches they learn from other courses toward their own creative processes
  • deepen self-awareness of their own creative process and those of others.

Weekly Activities

Week 1: Tools to Jumpstart Collaboration with Others
Week 2: Collaborating Visually
Week 3: Understanding Creativity in Collaborative Design
Week 4:  Practice Listening and Responding
Week 5: Unpacking the Design Brief
Week 6: Improving Team Culture at a Distance
Week 7: The Art and Craft of Iterative Prototyping
Week 8: Identifying Problems and Proposing Solutions
Week 9:
Task Distribution, Prioritization and Scoping
Week 10: Gaps, Pivots and Bad Ideas
Week 11: Tools to Improve Team Presentations
Week 12: The Importance of Retrospectives in Agile

This course is available only to students in the UBC Certificate in Biomedical Visualization and Communication program.

Course Format

This course is 100% online, and is hosted on the learning management system Canvas. Students can expect to participate in daily working group sessions and scrums, and a weekly video check-in with their instructor. Virtual group project presentations will take place at the end of the term.

This course is available only to students in the UBC Certificate in Biomedical Visualization and Communication program.

Available Sessions

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Jan 11-Apr 4, 2021 | Online | $0.00

Format: Online
Code: GA012W21O
Jan 11-Apr 4, 2021
12 sessions

1nstructor: Patrick Pennefather


Fees / Tuition

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