Design Thinking in Action

Minneapolis, MN - Apr 7 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm



A Glimpse into 3 Experiences Using Design Thinking to Solve Higher Education Problems

When: Tuesday April 7th (6:00-8:00 pm)

Where: Weisman Art Gallery, U of MN

Educelerate Twin Cities and the U of MN’s jCenter for Innovative Higher Education at the College of Education & Human Development are pleased to jointly sponsor this exciting event showcasing how “design thinking” has been used to create solutions for 3 different situations in higher education.

Design thinking projects that will be explored include:

  • Pilot Projects associated with the Higher Education Redesign Initiative
  • Competitive advantage project for Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, UN-Lincoln
  • Strategic planning project for Charities Review Council

Panelists include:

  • Virajita Singh, Senior Research Fellow/Adjunct Assistant Professor, Design Thinking @ College of Design, U of MN
  • Monica Bruning, Ph.D. , Managing Dir., jCENTER for Innovative Higher Education, U of MN
  • Charles O'Connor Endowed Dean Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Kate Khaled, Engagement and Development Manager, Charities Review Council
  • Jill Heath, Manager, Strategic Partnerships -- Safety and Preparedness, Corporate Security, Target Corporation
  • Nichole Sorenson,Research Analyst, Minnesota Office of Higher Education


  • Arrival, food & beverages and networking: 6:00 pm
  • Presentations: 6:30—7:30 pm
  • Q&A and adjourn: 7:30—8:00 pm


Design Thinking in Action