A human-centered approach to problem solving and innovation. It cycles through five main processes: empathy, define, ideate, prototype, and test.
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Take a Course In Design Thinking!
ENGR 089 - Introduction to Design Thinking for Innovation
Design Thinking is a proven process for identifying problems and creating solutions to address them and is the foundation of this cross disciplinary course. Basic understanding, key tools and terminology of Design Thinking and related processes that encourage creativity as a way to innovate, will be explored. Students will be exposed to the process, and attitudes needed to frame and reframe problems, challenge assumptions, access their creativity, generate innovative ideas/solutions, and tell compelling stories to communicate their ideas. The emphasis is on learning by doing and focuses on practicing the 5 steps in Design Thinking: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test that can be applied to virtually any area where new solutions are needed.
Open to: all years, all majors
Ready to bring Design Thinking to your student group, office, or organization?
The Baker Institute is able to bring Design Thinking concepts to Lehigh's student organizations and faculty/staff departments to help solve big problems. If you are interested in learning more about the Baker Institute's brand of Design Thinking workshops, please complete this form.
These organizations/offices have held Design Thinking workshops:
Center for Career and Professional Development
Library and Technology Services
Office of Sustainability