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The Invention Mode is an experience crafted for creative thinkers—natural designers who tend to envision the new by challenging assumptions. Targeting the invention process, students explore what it means to be a designer. Students shift perspectives, envision details and patterns, brainstorm, play and improvise, and juxtapose and reframe, all in an attempt to reform the old by imagining the new.




The Helix Building: Home to Designers

The Helix is a suspension building made of two parts. The spire contains the first four floors of the college and is the structure from which the suspension cables are rigged. The cables hold the helix section of the building in place. The design of the building was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s flying machine.

Note: Inspired by the same concept that makes suspension bridges work, the Helix has been known to sway in heavy winds.





Key Themes: Creativity and Flow; Inspiration; Innovation; Aesthetics; Visualization; Narrative; Discordance; Incubation; Curiosity; Impact; Censorship; Motif

Key Skills: Experience creative flow; Envision the new and reform the old; Explore divergent relationships; Risk by challenging assumptions; Communicate an innovative vision; Envision Details and Patterns; Reverse and Scale Problems; Brain Storm and Web; Play and Improvise; Juxtapose and Reframe; Shift Perspectives;