Using Design Thinking To Advance Equity And Sustainability

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Office for Equity and Diversity - University of Minnesota says
The emerging field of ‘Design Thinking’ brings design concepts out of the exclusive world of architecture, fashion, graphics, and product/service design, into broader society. Focused on deep listening, user experience and engagement, holistic thinking, creativity, collaboration, and experimentation, this process is now being applied in many areas including: business, education, and health care. It is also being used to address economic inequity, ecological and economic sustainability, and issues relating to cultural, political, and environmental changes. Design thinking has the potential to tap and include creative ideas of the many rather than the few, in a design decision-making process that can help create a common future. How does design thinking engage affected community members in the entire design process (empathy; problem definition; ideation; prototyping; testing)? Join us as we discuss these questions and more with professionals from architecture and urban planning, education, health care, community activism, and the arts.

Panelists: Lynnea Atlas-Ingebretson, Director, Family and Partnerships, Minneapolis Public Schools; DeAnna Dodds Cummings, Chief Executive Officer, Juxtaposition Arts; Thomas Fisher, Director, Minnesota Design Center, University of Minnesota College of Design; Teddie Potter, PhD, RN, FAAN Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Inclusivity and Diversity, University of Minnesota School of Nursing. Moderator: Virajita Singh, Assistant Vice Provost, Office for Equity and Diversity, University of Minnesota.

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Part of the Critical Conversations About Diversity & Justice series, sponsored by the Office for Equity and Diversity and University of Minnesota Libraries.

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By: Office for Equity and Diversity - University of Minnesota

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