Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Students worked hard yesterday learning the design thinking process. They began by conducting the Bridge Design Challenge - a great exercise to learn about the value of prototyping. They also learned about how to conduct field observations and to identify extreme users. In the evening, they learned how to conduct an effective brainstorming session. Here's a great photo of one of our teams practicing brainstorming.
Friday, January 22, 2016
IDEA 2016 launches on Monday morning, January 25th. The numbers for this year's program are truly staggering. Here's a snapshot:
- 900 students
- 111 faculty, staff, and student mentors
- 11 person leadership team
- 53 alumni mentors
- 159 judges
Thank you to all the mentors and alumni participating in IDEA this year!
Friday, December 11, 2015
Friday, October 9, 2015
Each first-year student must attend a Bryant IDEA orientation session in early November. All sessions will take place in Janikies. The dates and times are as follows:
- Monday, Nov. 2nd 2:00pm-3:00pm
- Monday, Nov. 2nd 5:00pm-6:00pm
- Tuesday, Nov. 3rd 11:00am-12:00pm
- Thursday, Nov. 5th 4:00pm-5:00pm
- Tuesday, Nov. 10th 8:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
What a terrific first day at the IDEA Program. In the morning, all students (850!) participated in the Marshmallow Challenge and watched Tom Wujec's terrific TED talk about that design challenge. Then the students participated in Myers-Briggs workshops and learned how to work on a team with people of different cognitive styles. Next, the students participated in a workshop to learn how to conduct user research, specifically field observations. After a dinner break, students stacked, arranged, and decorated canned goods (to be donated to the RI Food Bank) to build cohort mascots. The evening ended with a great brainstorming workshop throughout all the halls of the Unistructure, followed by our "Giant Reveal" when all groups learned the design challenges on which they will work for the next two days. Thanks to all the first years for your hard work throughout the day, and thanks to all the mentors!