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IDP: Integrated Design Process

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Integrative Design Process is the first course students take as part of the new curriculum in the Kanbar College of DEC (Design, Engineering and Commerce). It introduces students to new ways of dealing with uncertain challenges by working in diverse teams to discover problems and develop innovative solutions to them.

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IDP Film Festival

Gathering in The Kanbar Campus Center Performance Space with popcorn and drinks, freshmen in the Integrative Design Process (IDP) course enjoyed the best student-produced videos from the semester-long design audit project. Students in teams of four or five worked throughout the semester to observe and analyze locations in the East Falls section of Philadelphia to suggest improvements. The project, which taught students in IDP how ...

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Mar, 09 · in Featured

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Break-Up Letters

As part of a project to help understand the connection between the functional and emotional, students wrote creative breakup letters ...

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Mar, 15 · in Student Work

Team Earthquake’s Final Project

Team Earthquake’s culminating IDP project audit site was the Falls of Schuylkill Library. Watch their video to find out about ...

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Mar, 15 · in Student Work

Team Fantabulisticulous’s Final Project

Team Fantabulisticulous’s culminating IDP project audit site was the Wissahickon Transportation Area. Watch their video to see how they propose ...

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Mar, 15 · in Student Work

Team 2’s Final Project

Team 2′s culminating IDP project audit site was the intersection of Wissahickon and School House Lane.  Watch the video to ...

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Mar, 15 · in Student Work

Kenneth Jewell on Storytelling and Mistakes

Envisioner Kenneth Jewell presented his experiences as part of the DEC Dialogues series to IDP students. His lecture was focused ...

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Mar, 15 · in Student Work