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.
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.