The Design Thinking Learning Community seeks to guide students through a variety of methods for solving problems via faculty-lead workshops, field trips, campus visits from industry professionals, and project-based learning. We will establish the foundation of creative problem-solving incorporating methods such as a Design Thinking workshop and a semester-long research project, and we will also incorporate new technology such as 3D printers, Laser Engravers and other digital output devices.
Building on experiences from IDST1301 in the Fall, students are encouraged to become self-motivated learners through research and explore new technologies, through opportunities facilitated by departmental faculty, that may be applied to their discipline, incorporate and expand on problem solving methods, and possibly develop their own creative method.
The Design Thinking Learning Community is open to all students from any disciplines, because creativity is required for engineering, graphic arts, information and data visualization, science, mathematics, and everything in between.
To be considered for the Design Thinking Learning Community, a student must first be admitted to Schreiner University.
Once you have been admitted to Schreiner University, you will have access to the online application through your Schreiner One account under the Learning Communities tab.
The Coordinator of the Design Thinking Learning Community and the Advisory Committee will review completed applications in the order they are received. Applicants, based on their completed application, who seem to be a good fit with the community will be invited to participate.