Design Thinking Research Social: What is Design Thinking?
The College of Design Research, Extension and Outreach Council invites faculty, scholars, administrators and professionals from all disciplines including art, design, business, engineering, education and others to this research social event on “What is Design Thinking?” The event will initiate a dialogue, establish shared understanding and explore the application of design thinking beyond disciplinary boundaries.
The term “design thinking” is complex and diverse in its interpretation and application. Design thinking is a human-centered approach that integrates diverse disciplinary perspectives and creativity to provide meaningful solutions to ’wicked’ problems that demand innovative and sustainable solutions.
The Design Thinking Research Social will explore:
- What are the key elements of design thinking? How have different disciplines interpreted and applied design thinking?
- What are the key benefits and limitations of design thinking approach and methods?
- How can the approach and methods of design thinking benefit our teaching, research and outreach efforts?
- What elements of design thinking are transferable to non-design disciplines?
The event will include a panel discussion and small breakout sessions focused on developing future research collaborations around design thinking. Refreshments will be served. Questions may be directed to Ulrike Passe or Tejas Dhadphale.