“Try On” Design Thinking: A Training for Instructors

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 9:00am to 11:30am
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Zoom (register to receive information)

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. 

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Design thinking, a creative problem-solving method first developed by Stanford University, prepares students to be empathetic, resilient, and creative agents for change. 


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. 


Registration Required


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 z.wisbey@rochester.edu