Design Thinking, Social Good & Breaking Higher Ed

Mar 6, 2018


Rebecca Pope-Ruark

Elon University

Phillip Motley

Elon University

William Moner

Elon University

If you could design a course to address your community’s wicked problems, how would you do it? At Elon University, four faculty recruited 14 students from multiple disciplines to take a 16-credit megacourse, the Design Thinking Studio for Social Innovation. No grades, no other course work. Just a team-based student-led agency to address wellness. We succeeded, we failed, and we’re ready to share our lessons learned from when we tried to break free from the structures of academia.

Format: Case study
Event Type: Session
Level: Basic Understanding
Online: Slides