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The Center for Design Thinking launches “Elon By {Your} Design” initiative

August 3, 2021

“Elon By {Your} Design” is headed for Elon 101 courses this fall. This workshop assists students in the creation of a holistic Elon plan, reflecting the balance of academics, experiences, and student wellness. Design Thinking Student Catalysts lead the workshop through hands-on activities and discussions.

Elon By Design to host 2021 Design Forge June 3-4

May 24, 2021

It is not too late to participate in Elon's 2021 Design Forge! The Forge is bringing twenty-one teams from across higher education and non-profit sectors together to design participatory placemaking projects. Event keynotes and workshops will feature North Carolina’s Poet Laureate, Jaki Shelton Green, Dr. Josina Vink from Oslo School of Architecture and Design, and the Creative Reaction Lab.

Catalyzing Innovative Pedagogies: Elon’s 2021 Design Thinking and Leadership Showcase to be held May 5

April 23, 2021

On May 5 from 4 to 5:15 p.m., the Center for Design Thinking and the Center for Leadership are hosting Elon’s 2021 Design Thinking and Leadership Showcase. This year’s session features pedagogical innovations from across two 2021 interdisciplinary faculty learning communities, allowing participants to hear authentic stories of leadership and acquire learning strategies for individualized goals.

Elon Doctor of Physical Therapy students co-design Global Learning Opportunities 2.0

February 10, 2021

Paula DiBiasio, associate professor in physical therapy and GLO program coordinator, and Danielle Lake, director of design thinking and associate professor, are partnering with Doctor of Physical Therapy program students and Global Learning Opportunities (GLO) program alumni to co-design the future of GLO. DiBiasio envisions a more flexible program that positively impacts healthcare disparities by promoting students’ development of skills related to engaging with difference sensitively and equitably.