This unique, one-day class at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will provide students with experience need to tackled difficult problems while using a mindset that encourages empathy for others and embracing mistakes as learning opportunities.
Published: July 1, 2018
By: The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Author Website: Click to Visit
Design thinking is used by the world’s greatest innovators, focusing on reframing problems in a mindset that is concentrated on empathy with others. The University of Alabama at Birmingham MakerSpace is hosting a hands-on Design Thinking Day to teach students across campus the mindsets used to effectively tackle wicked problems. The event will take place Thursday, July 12, from 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at the UAB MakerSpace, 917 13th St. South.
Students will have the opportunity to take part in multiple challenges throughout the day while diving deeper to develop empathy by designing projects for and with others. They will find themselves reframing problems in unexpected ways through brainstorming that generates radical ideas. By prototyping experiences, innovators will be able to communicate ideas in compelling ways and learn how this enables rapid feedback.
The one-day class will build on the ability to create value by solving problems and scaling impact, all while embracing failure in order to learn and grow from experience.
Contact: Alicia Rohan, 205-975-7515
Known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, the University of Alabama at Birmingham is an internationally renowned research university and academic medical center, as well as Alabama’s largest employer, with some 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact exceeding $7 billion on the state. The pillars of UAB’s mission include: education, research, innovation and economic development, community engagement and patient care. Learn more at www.uab.edu. UAB: Knowledge that will change your world.