PSDS
5601

Finding the Adjacent Possible

Parsons School of Design: School of Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Finding the Adjacent Possible
Spring 2024
Taught By: Adam Hayes
Section: A

CRN: 14639

Credits: 3

This course will build on existing skills in design and strategy by focusing on impact as the driver of real innovation. Assessing impact allows us to go beyond speculation to successfully execute strategies. We will explore how to preserve value that exists and sustainably build new opportunities. Work will be structured through workshops that mirror professional consulting but emphasize speculative freedom. A series of projects will extend one strategic path and manage its evolution in the face of ongoing discovery and the introduction of unexpected challenges. Students will be encouraged to bring ideas and problems that are of particular interest to them along with methodologies developed in past work. These approaches will then be subjected to simulated real world conditions to introduce new tools and extend existing skills.

Open to: All university graduate degree students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Design Strategies (SDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:42am EST 2/28/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Parsons 2 W 13th
Room: 602
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/7/2024