Design Thinking

In support of the university's Design Thinking Initiative, whose mission is to expand understanding of and experience with a collaborative process of interdisciplinary and integrative problem solving, the Pew FTLC provides interested faculty with additional professional development opportunities specifically related to teaching and learning.  We offer on-demand workshops for faculty to learn more about the model and its application in the classroom, sponsor faculty learning communities to further faculty understanding of the model, provide private consultations to those faculty interested in implementing the model, and provide grant funding opportunities for major design thinking teaching projects.  Contact Kathryn Stieler, Pew FTLC Faculty Fellow, for additional information.


Fall 2016 Design Thinking Team. This faculty learning community (FLC) will continue to explore the design thinking model: what expert faculty in higher education can bring to the model to enhance its usefulness and  how to better apply the model to a wide range of disciplinary and learning contexts.  In addition, FLC participants will: begin a campus conversation around design thinking by inviting faculty who are currently using the model to exchange ideas and best practice, seek additional training opportunities in design thinking in order to provide training to interested GVSU faculty, and work with student and community partners to prototype our application of the design thinking model. Facilitator: Kathryn Stieler, Faculty Fellow, Pew FTLC

Design Thinking immersion

Thursday, May 18, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3068 James H. Zumberge Hall

This two-day workshop, facilitated by GVSU faculty, will introduce faculty to the Design Thinking framework in a fast-paced, hands-on way. The intended audience is faculty who are new to Design Thinking and have not yet experienced a full design cycle. For questions, please contact Kathryn Stieler ( Register in Sprout.

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