Faculty members and instructors are invited to participate in a fast and fun introduction to design thinking as a teaching tool. At this 2.5 hour virtual workshop you’ll participate in a design thinking crash course, imagine how you might incorporate it in your classroom, and learn how educators from UR and other universities are using design thinking today.
Attendees of this workshop will be eligible for a pilot course development grant being offered by the Barbara J. Burger iZone at the University of Rochester Libraries. The grant is open to any UR faculty member or instructor who is interested in incorporating design thinking into an existing course.
The Barbara J. Burger iZone at the University of Rochester Libraries helps students make creative connections that spark action. We envision a campus where everyone has the tools to help students explore ideas with creativity, empathy, and resilience.
9:00am - 10:30am: Crash Course in Design Thinking
In this highly collaborative workshop you will work in pairs to conduct interviews, frame a problem, brainstorm, and prototype a solution to a conceptual problem - such as redesigning the classroom experience.
10:30am - 11:00am: Lightning Talks
You will hear brief 3-5 minute presentations from instructors at the UR and other peer Universities who have used design thinking in their classroom.
11:00 - 11:30am: Discussion
We’re curious to hear your reflections! How do you imagine this being used in your classroom?
Questions? Email Zoe Wisbey at email@example.com