Tuesday, January 26, 2016

What a Great First Day!

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 in Three Days!

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!

Stefanos Zenios: Design Thinking is About Doing