design.thinking is the process of employing design principles to yield insight and break-through innovations that apply to issues ranging from consumer products to business models and organizations.
Co-sponsored by the Sam Fox School, design.innovate.disrupt is an Olin Practicum Series seminar that introduces participants to the philosophy of design thinking, which focuses on a learn-by-doing methodology and collaboration with others.
Through a series of lectures, discussions, and design workshops, participants will learn how to identify and frame innovation opportunities, creative problem solving techniques, and design/architectural principles and tools. These skills can be applied to a wide variety of professional fields and contexts, from the development of new products, to the innovation and renovation of services, to the redesign of organizations.
Olin's Practicum Series brings together experts from across Washington University to explore emerging concepts that will impact the future of industries, economies, and the environment. Faculty for design.innovate.disrupt include Bruce Lindsey, dean of the College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design and the E. Desmond Lee Professor for Community Collaboration in the Sam Fox School; Samuel Chun, executive director of Olin Management Solutions and senior lecturer in the Olin Business School; and Panos Kouvelis, senior associate dean and director of executive programs, director of the Boeing Center for Technology, Information and Manufacturing, and the Emerson Distinguished Professor of Operations and Manufacturing Management in the Olin Business School.
This seminar, which takes place October 24-26 at Washington University, is targeted toward mid- and senior-level managers who would like to learn more about design.thinking and how its principles can improve their organizations. The cost is $3,000. For more information or to register, click here or call 314.935.9494.