Design Thinking Challenges
Spring 2020 Update
Harness the power of collaboration and creativity
Connect. Create. Solve real problems.
Join old friends and create new ones in a Design Thinking Challenge. Together you can harness the power of collaboration and creativity to change the world: one problem at a time (and did we mention there are prizes?!).
The Spring 2020 challenges run from February 6 to April 10!
This semester we’re working with three different community partners on three different challenges! What does that mean? More opportunities for you.
Design Thinking Challenges are free to participate and open to all. All levels of ability, from beginner to advanced, are encouraged to participate.
What is Design Thinking?
Design thinking is a tool for to solving complex problems. It's a process that offers a new way of seeing and operating in the world and it starts with people. Design thinking asks us to work together to address everyday challenges in creative ways. As a design thinker you practice human-centered observation, critical research and analysis, innovation, and experimentation. With an emphasis on empathy and testing ideas, the principles of design thinking are useful no matter your background, major, or future career aspirations.
“This program is a great way to learn, gain experiences that will make you a better student, and make some friends. Being a part of something big is really rewarding. I got involved in the Design Thinking Challenge because I care about sustainability, I wanted to get involved at the UA, and I wanted to make some new friends. It was a great choice; I got to do all of those things!”