Idea Incubator Scheme
Building the CityU DEC
- EDGE’s role in DEC
Topic: The design of courses that enable our students to make an original discovery, to innovate, and to demonstrate their creativity.
Moderator: Prof. Arthur Ellis, Provost, introduces the guest speaker Prof. Barry Kudrowitz and his teammates Ming Leong, Monica Rush and Paula Te.
Prof. Barry Kudrowitz plays and works with toys. After receiving his doctorate from the MIT Mechanical Engineering Department, where he studied creativity and idea generation, Barry pioneered the Institute's first course in toy creation, titled Toy Product Design, and turned it into the most popular non-required course in the Department. Barry currently teaches at the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. His many creations include: a Nerf toy that he co-designed that is available on the market; an elevator simulator that is in operation at the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C.; and a robot that was featured on a popular American television show. Barry has received the Goodwin Medal for Conspicuously Effective Teaching and the Carl G. Sontheimer Prize for Creativity and Innovation in Design, among others.
Moderator: Prof. Julia Tao, Chief-of-Staff, introduces the presenters
Prof. Shuk Han Cheng, Department of Biology and Chemistry
College of Science and Engineering
Prof. Dennis Wong, Associate Dean,
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Prof. Leon Zhao, Head, Department of Information Systems
College of Business
Prof. Scott Hessels, Associate Professor, School of Creative Media