Tag Archives: design

Because Experiences Matter, Universities Are (should be) Design Organizations

Experiences can be good or bad, and given the ubiquity of communication, stories about those experiences are told nearly every second of every day

The “business,” if you will, of higher education is to provide learners with transformative experiences.

Or it should be.

This is perhaps a controversial statement. To be sure, there are a number of different and contrastive if not competitive ideas about what a university is and should be.

Episode 7 – Using Design Thinking to Teach Design Thinking in Malawai

We’re expanding our focus with this episode and discussing a project with international implications. We are joined by Dr. Bill Heinrich, from the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology and Dr. Kurt Richter, from the Center for Global Food Systems Innovation. They discuss a capacity building project in Malawi that taught design thinking to a group of researchers.

Upcoming Hub Events

Upcoming Hub Events
LiveText Demo

January 12, 2017
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

LiveText is an e-portfolio and assessment management web application system.  Representatives will be on campus to give a demonstration of the capabilities of the system and to answer questions. The demonstration will take place in the flex space at the Hub.

Announcing the Launch of the MSU Hubcast

Dave Goodrich, Learning Experience Designer for the Hub, shares the news that the first episode of our podcast, the Hubcast, is live.

It might be an understatement, but we are excited about the launch of the HUB here at Michigan State University.


Serendipitous Learning Potential through Intentionally Designed Learning Spaces with Eric Kunnen

Serendipitous Learning Potential through Intentionally Designed Learning Spaces with Eric Kunnen

This post is the result of a collaborative effort by ThinkIn coordinator Gerald Rhead, Eric KunnenDr. Julie FunkRashad Muhammad & Dave Goodrich

The Hub’s January ThinkIn found us partnering with folks from the MSU Library,