Graduating Problem Solvers to Fix the Workplace
After 20 years leading frog design, I saw the workplace evolve to require new skills. While proficient in their craft, recent grads lacked problem-solving and collaboration skills necessary to succeed. The modern work environment has too few trained designers despite the many benefits a multi-disciplinary team of design thinkers can bring. Design has become a buzz-word, but it means more than creating products. The human-centric approach has the power to affect real societal change.
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- To define what design and design thinking mean in the context of achieving business objectives.
- How educators can start to build cross-disciplinary, project-based design thinking curriculum to support students of all disciplines post graduation.
- How design thinking and human design thinking principles improve all areas of society from business to education and healthcare.
- Doreen Lorenzo, Clinical Professor of Design and Future, Director of the Center for Integrated Design, University of Texas-Austin, University of Texas
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