Academic Technology Design Team - Design Thinking Experiences

Last Updated: 09/10/2018

Design Thinking Experiences

Design thinking is a creative approach to solving wicked and complex problems by understanding people’s needs and forming insights to meet those needs. The ATDT can facilitate and host design thinking experiences for you and your team. Such an experience will allow you to use the collective brainpower of the ATDT members and other campus individuals to generate concrete ideas for how to address your wicked problem. Contact us with your wicked problem!

Previous design thinking experiences:

Metacognition and Writing in the Large Lecture

Challenge: How might we leverage writing to foster opportunities for metacognition, without adding to a course’s grading burden?

WWOD: Fostering student engagement and self-reflection

Challenge: How might we take inspiration from reflections on Norse Mythology, Sagas, and Vikings, and apply it to college life?

Fine-Tuning the ePortfolio Assignment with Journey Mapping

Challenge: How might we identify and mitigate pain points in the student experience with a complex ePortfolio assignment?

Improving Student Engagement Outside of Class

Challenge: How might we enhance outside-of-the-classroom activities to improve student engagement and preparation for class?

Student Success at Colorado Law

Challenge: How might we increase students’ legal analysis skills in creative and engaging ways that scale?

Capturing Student Attendance

Challenge: How might we elegantly, efficiently, and accurately capture student attendance at Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC) events?

Promoting a Culture of Collaboration

Challenge: How might we promote a culture of collaboration with the community, within the CE division, and with main campus?

CU Museum of Natural History Exhibit

Challenge: How might we create exciting and accessible visitor experiences that bring these science stories to life?

Opportunities for Business Competency

Challenge: How might we create opportunities for more people on campus to gain core business competencies?

Managing Work

Challenge: How might we better manage our work?

Self Paced Learning

Challenge: How might we design a high-quality self-paced learning experience?

Classroom Observation Service

Challenge: How might we design a classroom observation service that would attract and be meaningful for diverse A&S faculty?

Student Technical Services

Challenge: What technical services might students need from CU Boulder’s Office of Information Technology?