The Ci2 Studio stands for Creative Intelligence, Innovation, Collaboration, the order of these four words is non-essential as it is only the words themselves that are significant. In fact, we encourage the rearrangement of the words. We see this as an expression of change and fluidity, elemental aspects of the creative process. The studio's mission is to develop individual and group creativity in an open concept experiential learning environment. Participants develop creative problem solving, critical thinking and marketable skills that foster innovation and community engagement. The emphasis is in collaboration on cross-disciplinary design projects that demonstrate creative research, scholarship and innovation and have the potential for creative expression and / or commercialization.
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The Ci2 Studio is focused on fostering the development of Creative Intelligence in the individual and the group. It is conceived as a physical space that provides interdisciplinary experiential learning through collaborative project driven processes. It is a place for students from all disciplines to pursue their own creative and entrepreneurial ideas. It is also the ideal place for student, faculty, and staff teams to engage in and focus projects that address the needs of a private sector Creative Economy both for profit and not for profit. The Ci2 Studio recognizes the importance of bringing together the intellectual core of many disciplines to create new technology centric creative expression and or products and services while also solving real world problems.
Design Science Combined develops creative intelligence and builds strong creative problem stating and solving skills in both in collaborative groups and the individual. At its core is uses analytical, quantitative and qualitative models derived from a variety of disciplines combining various traditions, knowledge domains, and viewpoints including, synectics, visual and design thinking methods. It links these in a demanding project driven, process-centric decision-making framework. It provides groups and the individual with tools for creating and understanding appropriate models and methods for linking them, then validating the results in actual design situations. Design Science Combined requires a new research and education paradigm wherein collaborative groups, or collectives of students from various disciplines work together throughout their academic tenure.