Instructors Seminars

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

How can you teach about, through, and with Human-Centered Design in higher education? This workshop introduces instructors to Human-Centered Design and its potential applications in teaching strategies and course materials.

Date: Thursday, February 8th from 12:30-1:30p (run remotely)

Empathy and Iteration in Teaching

Aimed at instructors interested in teaching with Human-Centered Design, this workshop will focus on the design thinking tools you can implement to empathize with your students, as well as teaching activities and strategies.

Date: Thursday, February 22nd 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 workshop 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, March 7th from 12:30-1:30p (run remotely)

Facilitating and Assessing Students' Performance During Human-Centered Design Challenges

This workshop 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, March 28th from 12:30-1:30p (run remotely)

Using Design Tools for Research and Thinking: An Introduction to Miro

This workshop will introduce you to the basics of Miro - a virtual whiteboard tool used across many industries to create and collaborate - as well as tools and 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 collaborative environments for student group projects. In this session, we’ll show you examples of how we use it in our work and provide templates and suggestions for how you might begin using it for instruction or research.

Date: Thursday, April 11th from 12:30-1:30p (run remotely)

Instructor Seminars

Finds ways to incorporate HCD and Design Thinking into your curricula and instruction with Seminars designed for Instructors

Request an In-Class Seminar

Facilitated by HCD-trained Teaching Scholars, In-Class Seminars and Workshops explore the design thinking processes and human-centered design mindsets. 

Request a Workshop

Seminars and workshops focus on the HCD mindsets and design thinking process, and can be customized to include your group's projects and interests. 

Instructor Retreats

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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