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ERIC Number: EJ1067798
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1540-4595
Design for Thinking: Engagement in an Innovation Project
Benson, Joy; Dresdow, Sally
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, v13 n3 p377-410 Jul 2015
This article discusses the use of design thinking in an undergraduate decision-making course. The spaces of design are linked to the dimensions of liberal learning in a way that allows students to engage in the design of an organization that supports a new product created in a collaborative team. The article provides an overview of how the innovation project requires students to manage competing ideas, engage in multiple thinking styles, and use visualization tools. Reflections of the instructor and students about their learning from the experience are included. The results of a course survey and content analysis provide evidence of the effectiveness of the course.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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