Design Thinking

President Mantella, students share vision of future student experience

Grand Valley President Philomena V. Mantella, along with six Grand Valley students, discussed financial literacy and college affordability at the February 7 Board of Trustees meeting held at the L. William Seidman Center on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus. 

Feb 7, 2020

Design Thinking Academy Pop-up Classes to focus on active listening and collaboration

Active listening and collaboration are two essential elements to comprehend in order to fully utilize the design thinking process. Two upcoming workshops presented by Grand Valley's Design Thinking Academy will aim to teach these skills to faculty, students, and the community. Pop-up Classes will take place February 28 (collaboration) and March 14 (listening) on the Allendale Campus. Both workshops will be facilitated by Steve Seward of Seward Consulting.

Feb 22, 2019

Design thinking expert to host community workshops at Grand Valley

A design thinking expert will help Grand Valley students, faculty and the West Michigan community solve challenges through multiple design thinking workshops. Ela Ben-Ur has more than 20 years of experience consulting, coaching and teaching in design thinking research, strategy and innovation. During her career, she has collaborated with notable brands, including General Motors, Advil, IAMS Company and PowerBar. Ben-Ur will present "Design Thinking and You" on November 27.

Nov 19, 2018

New director named for Design Thinking Academy

The Design Thinking Academy at Grand Valley State University helps students develop into inventive thinkers and problems solvers by utilizing the design thinking process. David Coffey, professor of mathematics, has been named the new director of the academy.

Jul 17, 2018

Goodwill CEO to discuss design thinking

"Design Thinking in a Nonprofit Organization, a Culture Challenge" will take place December 1.

Nov 23, 2015

IDEA student group celebrating West Michigan Design Week

IDEA presents Deb Tolsma Thursday, April 2 at 6 p.m. in the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences.

Mar 30, 2015