Design as a process for navigating the ill-structured challenges of our times…*


Enjoy this delightful TEDxIndianapolis talk by Sami Nerenberg on several of Design for America‘s past projects and the power of autonomous interdisciplinary teams (ahem!) harnessing design to create empathetic student leaders eager and ready to collaborate with communities and individuals to rethink…* and redesign our world to be more human-centered.

Imagine interdisciplinary student teams and community members using design to create local, social impact. What about teaching human-centered design to young adults and collaborating community partners through extra-curricular, university-based, student-led design studios that tackle national challenges in education, health, economy and the environment? This year, two of these start-ups, SwipeSense and Jerry the Bear, have gone on to raise nearly $1.5 million in start-up capital, with more hot projects in the pipeline. Learn how game-changing approaches in higher education are developing innovative leaders ready to deliver social impact.

Sami Nerenberg: Developing Empathic Leaders Through Design

(via , published on YouTube, November 26, 2012)

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