Design Thinking Challenge
Did you know that most employers want to see that a college graduate has experience working on a team and solving complex problems?
Join a diverse team of students or create your own team to work together to participate in this Design Thinking Challenge, where you will complete a series of deliverables to address the Challenge posed to UA students by the Client, described below. The top teams will earn prizes!
Register below or attend an upcoming Info Session to learn more. Open to any degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student; all majors.
What is Design Thinking?
Design Thinking offers a new way of seeing, understanding and operating in the world. It is a robust process which involves empathetic, human-centered observation, critical research and analysis, innovation, and experimentation. With an emphasis on visualizing information and testing ideas, the fundamental principles of Design Thinking can be applied to a wide variety of academic disciplines and professional sectors.
Working in multi-disciplinary teams of students, you will propose innovative solutions to clients' challenges using the design thinking process. Each team works with a mentor to guide them through the process, including pitching ideas to clients and judges. Depending on the challenge, winning teams will have the opportunity to implement their ideas. There is no cost to participate, and they support all levels of ability, from beginner to advanced.
Fall 2018 Challenge
The Challenge: The UA Libraries will be undergoing renovations as a part of the proposed Student Success District. They would like to develop a new identity that clearly conveys the learning and collaboration opportunities that students will experience in the new student engagement space that will replace the current iSpace. The winning Design Team will develop a new branded identity for the iSpace to build awareness and excitement around the new spaces and services to be offered. The brand concept will be incorporated into physical marketing assets, as well as messaging that can be shared across multiple communication channels.
More about iSpace at UA Libraries
Dates & Deadlines
- Registration closes Friday, October 26 at midnight
- Kickoff: Saturday, October 27, 9-11 AM, Science-Engineering Library
- Preparing your Pitch workshop: Friday, November 9, 12-1 PM, SECD Workshop room
- Pitch Days: November 13, 9-11 AM, 5-7 PM
- Final Presentations: Friday, November 16, 3-5 PM, Main Library 112A