BGSU continues its tradition of a common reading and theme in 2016-2017 by introducing “In the sprit of innovation,” a campus wide call for students and instructors to raise insightful questions, envision unique possibilities, and explore new horizons. Along with this year’s common reading, A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas and a host of campus activities supporting innovation, the concept of design thinking serves as a excellent nexus point to this year’s theme.
Design thinking utilizes creativity, inquiry, collaboration, and innovation as a process oriented method to solve problems. The stages of design thinking include empathizing, defining the problem, generating ideas, prototyping, and testing. Design thinking encourages questioning conventions and even considers unconventional approaches as plausible strategies. Also, design thinking welcomes collaboration, experimentation, and cross-discipline perspectives to achieve success. Design thinking strategies have been implemented in a number of educational disciplines, businesses, and even government agencies.
A big part of innovation is exploration. Feel welcome to explore and interact with these materials as a way to develop ideas and creations for your work.
Embrace the spirit of innovation!
Thoughts by Tim Brown
Tim Brown’s blog focuses on the many elements of design thinking across a broad spectrum of applications. Brown is the CEO of IDEO, a design and innovation consulting firm. He also appears in Warren Berger’s A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas.
source: dschool at Stanford Univeristy