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Masterclass Design Thinking in Education by Julie Schell en Tamie Glass

18 January 2019

On 29 January internationally recognized experts in learning and design - Professors Julie Schell and Tamie Glass - will conduct a master class on Design Thinking* in Education to a selected group of teachers from the University of Groningen. They will lead you through a hands-on simulation that offers an introduction to the design thinking process used in The School of Design and Creative Technologies at The University of Texas at Austin and other prominent design schools including Stanford’s d.school and renowned global design firms, such as IDEO.

As part of the experience, you will be immersed in a design thinking exercise to work in teams to generate creative ideas for solving universal education issues. Following the design thinking simulation, Professors Schell and Glass will share their pedagogical philosophies and decisions and engage in a discussion on how and why design thinking might be applied to classroom learning.

The Masterclass will be by invitation only. If you did not receive an invitation by e-mail but you would like to participate, please email Irene Douwes and let us know why we should have invited you.
Dr. Julie Schell
Dr. Julie Schell

  • Julie Schell - is the Executive Director of Learning Design for the School of Design and Creative Technologies at The University of Texas at Austin, where she is also an Assistant Professor of Practice. Dr. Schell is a prominent expert in the science of learning as well as the teaching and learning of design thinking. She teaches graduate courses on education design, innovation, and technology. Dr. Schell has more than 20 years of experience in higher education and has held positions at the nation’s top research universities, including Yale, Stanford, Columbia, and Harvard.
    Julie Schell will also give the keynote presentation during the Lecturer of the Year Election on Wednesday 30 January.
Prof. Tamie Glass
Prof. Tamie Glass
  • Tamie Glass - is an associate professor and Fellow of the Gene Edward Mikeska Endowed Chair in the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin where she also holds a courtesy appointment in the School of Design and Creative Technologies in the College of Fine Arts. As an advocate for human-centered design education across campus, she contributes to university-wide initiatives focused on bridging disciplines through strategic design thinking. She teaches courses on designing for human behavior as well as formal design studios and seminars.

*Design Thinking is an iterative process in which we seek to understand the user, challenge assumptions, and redefine problems in an attempt to identify alternative strategies and solutions that might not be instantly apparent with our initial level of understanding. At the same time, Design Thinking provides a solution-based approach to solving problems. It is a way of thinking and working as well as a collection of hands-on methods.

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