Design Thinking News

SoHE student Emma Wiessner workes one-on-one with a Kenyan team member.UW Students Share Design Thinking Skills in Kenyan Project

March 8, 2017
Sustainable Design Thinking Team Journeys to Kenya Over the past few years, University of Wisconsin-Madison students have been experiencing meaningful, real-world innovative projects through the student-run organization Insight Wisconsin. In an effort to unearth meaningful solutions, Insight Wisconsin encourages collaborations using the… read more.

EDesign students discussing prototype. xtreme Makeover: SoHE Edition

Photo of a cardboard house.Restorative Environments for Families in Need of Temporary Shelter

May 4, 2012
A little house made almost entirely out of corrugated cardboard sheets and tubing is currently on display in the lobby of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art as a part of the its bi-annual Design MMoCA showcase, in which artists of various fields are asked to use a piece in the museum’s permanent collection as inspiration for an original work of art… read more.

A child working on a computerStudents Present Laptops to Children in Kenya

April 9, 2013
Design students at SoHE traveled to Kenya to give laptops for the children to use for enriching their education… read more.

Engineers in the preschoolSoHE Infuses Design Thinking into Senior Engineering Course

Design thinking is process for achieving creative, human-centered, interdisciplinary solutions to real problems, big or small. For an engineering student, design thinking allows them to shift from a solution in search of a problem to a recognition of needs and how their capabilities and creatively can address them. With this idea in mind, the UW-Madison… read more.

Picture of people weaving a basket

Design Thinking: Shop for a Cause

Another week in the Design Thinking class means people are getting more passionate about the cause and the projects! One of the students, Erin, decided she would take her commitment outside of the classroom and talk to her employer, SERRV, about hosting a fundraiser. Best part? They said yes! SERRV is a fair-trade clothing and…read more.