Wayne Li, Oliver Professor of the Practice, in Design and Engineering
School of Industrial Design, School of Mechanical Engineering
Director: Innovation and Design Collaborative “Design Bloc"
Director: GM-HMI Transportation Design Lab
Director: Cyberlearning Drawing Lab
This Think Tank talk will provide a fast introduction on design thinking and it’s role currently in the campus research initiatives of Wayne Li, Oliver Professor of Practice in the School of Industrial Design and School of Mechanical Engineering. Starting from the foundation of design thinking (graduate work), we will move to ideas on innovation, design thinking application, design behaviors, and examine case studies in several research areas: 1) Online Learning platforms (Sketchtivity) from a recently concluded NSF Cyberlearning grant, 2) design research in the automotive space through the HMI Transportation Design Lab, and 3) multi-disciplinary education through the Design Bloc, which uses design thinking to reframe how we engage students.