The Instructor Seminar series is designed to help instructors learn about human-centered design and leverage the tools and processes of design thinking in teaching and research.
Exploring Ways of Integrating HCD in your Teaching and Courses
This seminar introduces instructors to Human-Centered Design and its potential applications in teaching strategies and course materials. The seminar will demonstrate how you can teach about, through, and with Human-Centered Design in higher education settings.
Date: Thursday, September 14th from 12:30-1:30p (run remotely)
Empathy and Iteration in Teaching
This seminar is for instructors who want to teach with Human-Centered Design. This session will focus on the design thinking tools you can implement to empathize with your students, and iterate on your teaching activities and strategies.
Date: Thursday, September 28th from 12:30-1:30p (run remotely)
Creating Human-Centered Design Challenges
Are you ready to consider your course learning objectives in a new light? This seminar presents a framework for creating design challenges that address course objectives and offer students authentic design experiences. This framework can also be used to explore potential project topics and create human-centered design prompts. All instructional backgrounds are welcome!
Date: Thursday, October 12th from 12:30-1:30p (run remotely)
Facilitating and Assessing Students' Performance During Human-Centered Design Challenges
This seminar elaborates on teaching practices useful for facilitating students’ engagement in collaborative problem-solving activities. We will also introduce assessment tools for evaluating students’ performance and learning during human-centered design challenges.
Date: Thursday, October 26th from 12:30-1:30p (run remotely)
Using Design Tools for Research and Thinking: An Introduction to Miro
This seminar will introduce you to the basics of Miro—a virtual whiteboard tool used across many industries to create and collaborate—as well as best practices developed by the SCD team. SCD uses Miro to collect and organize research, to facilitate remote and asynchronous work, and to create assignments and group environments for student projects. In this session, we will show you examples of how we use it in our work, and we’ll provide templates and suggestions for how you can begin using it for instruction or research.
Date: Thursday, November 9th from 12:30-1:30p (run remotely)
It’s Easy to Bring Design Thinking to Your Classroom. SCD’s design strategists frequently collaborate with instructors from across campus to bring design thinking into the classroom. They help develop student projects at a variety of scales to suit the custom needs of a course, including co-designing curriculum and assisting with its delivery.
What exactly does that mean? We can help instructors discover how to best expand the possibilities of student learning outcomes with human-centered design, in everything from single-class workshops and lab sessions to full-semester design thinking projects.
Finds ways to incorporate HCD and Design Thinking into your curricula and instruction with Seminars designed for Instructors
Facilitated by HCD-trained Teaching Scholars, In-Class Seminars and Workshops explore the design thinking processes and human-centered design mindsets.
Seminars and workshops focus on the HCD mindsets and design thinking process, and can be customized to include your group's projects and interests.
SCD facilitates retreats for Faculty and Staff interested in learning more about Human-Centered Design and applying it to your departments' tasks or projects.
Upcoming SCD Seminars, Workshops, and Events
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