fall in love with the right problem
listen to people, gather evidence, reveal insights
create options based on what you gathered
use what you created to make to learn
choose a solution to nurture and grow
The Elon By Design Initiative and the Center for Design Thinking develops and delivers design thinking experiences and projects with Elon students, faculty, staff and community. We help make design thinking part of how you live well, learn, teach and achieve.
Find Your Path
Elon By Design offers many design thinking pathways to develop and apply design thinking skills.
The Center for Design Thinking offers a workshop series where you can develop the confidence and ability to apply design thinking to challenges.
We create events with students, faculty, staff, the Elon community and others to connect design thinking to courses, co-curricular activities and community projects.
Design thinking is a practitioner's art. Elon By Design’s workshops, events and projects are all hands-on experiences that facilitate learning by doing.
Applying Design Thinking
Experiencing an entire design process a few times is the best way to learn. Join an experience or work with us to weave design thinking into your project, course, organization, research or service learning.
Leading Design Thinking
Leading people though a design process combines design thinking with change management, storytelling and facilitation. We help you navigate your first design thinking leadership experiences.