Design thinking is an approach to solving problems that focuses on end users and their experiences with a product or service. It challenges traditional models of design by using a core set of principles, such as embracing ambiguity and failure, cultivating empathy for users, and being willing to iterate through creative options. The resources below explore design thinking as a concept and its application in the context of higher education.
The "7 Things You Should Read About..." series from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) provides a concise set of resources on emerging learning technologies meant to provide a quick understanding on the topic. You may find other ELI resources useful in addressing teaching, learning, and technology issues at your institution. To learn more, please visit the ELI publications page.