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Software development is presently in a crisis. As tool chains continue to evolve, developers are expected to build increasingly complex software systems. Yet, creative and breakthrough applications often only arise from the combination of computing resources from multiple, conflicting domains. A new approach is needed to allow teams of designers—some software engineers, others subject matter experts—to combine their expertise in the design of products based on large, heterogeneous software systems.

This course will encourage students (computer science and other disciplines) to think and work creatively in creating radical products. The definition of radical is operational. The main goal is to have students gain knowledge, insight and expertise in the radical development process for new objects.

The course has the following main five sections:

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