UNXD-456 is a 1-Credit course through Georgetown’s Maker Hub in which students actively integrate academic studies with hands-on, project based learning, by developing a physical product, prototype, or creative work utilizing the fabrication equipment in the Maker Hub. This work must enhance and deepen the classroom learning of a 3-credit course in which the student is currently enrolled.
Accepted UNXD-456 students meet weekly in the Maker Hub, where they iterate through a process of ideation, planning, training, development, and testing, to refine their idea into a useful final physical product. This process emphasizes problem-solving through identification of riskiest assumptions, research, generating minimal viable products (MVPs), building to test, and project pivots. Completed projects are not expected to match initial proposals, but reflect lessons learned through the development process.