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Practicing Design Thinking in the Real World EMEA

Practice what you've learned about Design Thinking to a problem in your community.

About This Course

Practice what you've learned about Design Thinking by participating in one of two following design challenges:
1.) How might we encourage sustainability by reducing waste?
2.) How might we give back to our neighbors by volunteering more in the local community?

Use this course as a way to think about an approach to finding solutions to the challenges that the world currently faces with new, creative and inventive ways of thinking.

Note: It is strongly encouraged that you take this course after completing What Can Design Thinking Do for You? and/or Research, The Design Thinking Way, preferably both.

This course will take you approximately 2 hours to complete.

Learners who complete this course will earn a digital certificate of completion.


English proficiency

Meet Your Instructors

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The Lifelong Learning Content Team
Arizona State University

The Lifelong Learning Content team works to provide resources, particularly around soft skills and leadership development, that enable learners to propel themselves into their careers and contribute to their communities.

The team is passionate about empowering learners to achieve their dreams in a world in which knowledge can be outdated before it is published. Our fast-paced and ever-changing society requires lifelong learners who are adaptable and full of grit, and the Lifelong Learning Content Team taps into these societal requirements to provide content that can create lifelong leaders.

Lifelong Learning Content Team Members:
Bethany Weigele – Director of Lifelong Learning Initiatives
Lisa Glenn – Curriculum and Learning Experiences Manager
Lelanie Seyffer – Curriculum Research Specialist
Chris Homa – Multimedia and Communication Developer

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Human Centered Design and Innovation

Artefact is a design and innovation firm that uses strategy, human-centered design and technology to advance meaningful change. For clients. For people. For society.

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Elizabeth Gordon
Instructional Designer
EdPlus at Arizona State University

Elizabeth Gordon is an Instructional Designer for EdPlus at Arizona State University. Elizabeth grew up in the Appalachian Mountains in Western Pennsylvania, before a sense of adventure compelled Elizabeth and her newlywed husband to move to Arizona. Before, during, and after working on her graduate degree, Elizabeth worked in a variety of outreach jobs at the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. Since 2008, Elizabeth has taught history classes part time at Mesa Community College, in both ground and online formats. She holds a BA in history from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA, and a MA in history from ASU.

Elizabeth lives in Mesa with her husband and two younger sons. Her oldest son recently graduated from the University of Arizona. In her free time, Elizabeth reads just about any type of e-book she can get her hands on (except scary ones) and watches TV/movies (especially sci-fi and superheroes) with her family. Elizabeth also enjoys hiking, biking and baking (as long as it's not too hot outside).

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