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
Design Forge 2023: March 30-31st
How might we design with and across intergenerational communities and co-create with youth activists and local elders to create participatory community?
Forge 2023 will feature the visionary and strategic efforts of Ela Ben-Ur, Lesley-Ann Noel, Omari Souza & more!
Be sure to go to our conference site for detailed and updated information.
Interested in attending? Sharing your work? Fill out our interest form by January 29th!
Like prior years, we will spend time together exploring the how-might-we question in an environment that is part design and part convening, launching new relationships and generating questions, resources, ideas, and frameworks that advance the value and impact of design thinking practices.
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.