Investigative Design

Fall 2015
Independent Study
4 units

This class will explore how we might integrate investigative journalism with design thinking as a new, innovative way to both uncover and solve important problems in our society. The investigative focus for the class is that of pesticide use in the California strawberry fields and the effects of their exposure to unwitting agricultural communities pesticide problem, as reported by the Center for Investigative Reporting.

Students will:

  • Learn and apply advanced design thinking skills

  • Leverage and use deep existing knowledge to inform their design process

  • Develop advanced experience in/knowledge of a systemic food issue

Prospective students should be experienced in design thinking and have a keen interest in food systems, food policy and/or agriculture. This class involves travel and independent work time.

Accepting 4-6 graduate and/or undergraduate students.
Application closed

Teaching team
Tran Ha, media experiments lead
Matt Rothe, FEED Collaborative co-founder
Andy Donohue, Center for Investigative Reporting senior editor