Learner Workshops

SCD’s Lunchtime Learner Workshops engage learners in activities and experience practices associated with the six mindsets around human-centered design: the Human-Centered mindset, the Collaborative mindset, the Communicative mindset, the Creative mindset, the Experimental mindset and the Metacognitive mindset. These standalone sessions are open to University of Illinois students, faculty, and staff interested in learning more about human-centered design and its mindsets. Attend in-person at SCD or via Zoom!

Understanding Oneself and Others

Empathy—understanding oneself and others—is a critical tool in everyone's toolkit! Being human-centered and seeing the world from the perspective of others (and better understanding yourself) can help you better meet the needs of your end user, whether that’s through a strategy, a product, or an experience. Join us to learn more about empathy, empathizing with others, and how empathy can enhance your work.
Human-Centered Design Mindset: Human-Centeredness

Thursday, 09/15/22  |  12:30-1:30PM  |  Location: Siebel Center for Design or Zoom

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Developing Collaborative Connections

Collaboration is key to sparking innovation. By bringing together people with unique sets of knowledge, skills, and experiences, you can collectively develop new ideas to solve big problems. Join us in exploring how to best develop and facilitate a multidisciplinary team when practicing human-centered design to discover solutions to complex challenges.
Human-Centered Design Mindset: Collaborative

Thursday, 10/13/22  |  12:30-1:30PM  |  Location: Siebel Center for Design or Zoom

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Building Creative Confidence!

Creativity is a vital part of human-centered design, and a core skill for 21st-century learners. Human-centered design motivates learners to develop a creative mindset, facilitating problem-solving through collaboration and critical thinking. Developing creative confidence—the belief that we all have the potential to innovate and solve problems through creative processes—will take you even further. Join us to learn the essential qualities to fostering creativity, and participate in activities designed to encourage creative confidence.
Human-Centered Design Mindset: Creative

Thursday, 11/10/22  |  12:30-1:30PM  |  Location: Siebel Center for Design or Zoom

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Check out our Design Thinking Boot Camps! 

SCD's Design Thinking Boot Camps are practical explorations of each of the five spaces of human-centered design.