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PSYC 223B: Topics in Neurodiversity: Design Thinking Approaches

The course provides essential background about neurodiversity, the design thinking process and the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework to guide students in developing projects that maximize the potential of neurodiversity. Through case studies, field trips, guest speakers, and community engagement, students will explore approaches to maximizing inclusivity in realms such as education, employment, community and beyond. Students will use their knowledge to design and develop (or revising and enhance) processes, systems, experiences and/or products to maximize inclusivity and the potential of neurodiverse individuals. Based on student's interests and areas of focus, projects may include digital tool development such as app concept and design, redesign of standard processes such as job interviews/ candidate evaluations, design and development of physical products or spaces such as sensory-sensitive dorm rooms, "stim tools" and more. Students have the option to attend Monday classes or Wednesday classes for 2 units or attend both Monday and Wednesday classes for 4 units. This course is open to undergraduate and graduate students in all schools.
Terms: Win | Units: 2-4 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)
Instructors: ; Fung, L. (PI)
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