Northern’s SISU Innovation Institute will host two linked events this week on back-to-back days, both teaching the concepts of design thinking. On Wednesday, March 16, an Introductory Design Thinking Micro-Credential course will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Northern Center Ballroom. On Thursday, March 17, there will be a Design Thinking Workshop taking place from 2-4 p.m., also in the Northern Center Ballroom.
Design thinking is a concept related to user experiences and can be applied by artists, programmers, scientists and entrepreneurs, depending on the Interaction Design Foundation.
the micro-degree course will be taught by SISU Fellow and Executive Director Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) da Vinci Center for Innovation Garret Westlake. Participants will receive credentials from SISU and VCU to participate in the 90-minute course. Interested students are encouraged to RSVP via survey.
The workshop, also led by Westlake, will include exercises to imagine what NMU might be like in the future and the university’s potential in the arts. Potential attendees can RSVP here.
“As you develop your skills for a future career, you also have to juggle the reality that you could get a job that doesn’t even exist yet,” according to the NMU Events Calendar. “If that’s the case, how might we envision college programs that provide the skills needed to get a job while preparing students for an agile and innovative future? »