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Beyond Design Project Zero (DP0): How design thinking can jump start the creative process in planning for innovative learning environments 

Gregory Monberg, Director of Architecture

Paul Hartsig, Superintendent

J. Scott Winchester, AIA 

Wightman & Associates Inc.; Dowagiac Union Schools; Seven Generations Architecture & Engineering

Domains: Process, Toolbox, Learning

Course Level: Intermediate

Learning Units: 1 LU

Room: A704

Saturday, October 28, 2017 @ 4:30 pm


This session will require active participation from the attendees in understanding, identifying, and applying design thinking techniques. The session will highlight how design thinking has been applied to learning environments by both educators and learning environment planners. Case studies of how these techniques improved collaboration and creativity will be discussed and demonstrated.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Describe what Design Thinking is and how it is being used in education.  
  2. Identify Design Thinking techniques used to increase collaboration and creativity.  
  3. Understand how to integrate Design Thinking into visioning for educational design projects.  
  4. Understand how Design Thinking techniques can aid in compressed project schedules.