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Thursday, February 27 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
2F: Design Thinking and Innovation for Science Communication

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Design thinking refers to the methods and processes for investigating ill-defined problems, acquiring information, analyzing knowledge, and positing solutions.” – Wikipedia. Sounds like a good fit for science communication, right? There is a lot for science communicators to learn from designers and their way of thinking. Design isn’t just about making things look pretty, so let that misapprehension fade away. It’s a way of thinking about problems with a focus on action and solution. It involves empathy, creativity, and rationality in equal doses. A typical design thinking process might go: define, research, ideate, prototype, choose, implement, and learn. Notice the elements of research, prototyping, and learning hiding in there—areas that a lot of science communication fails at in the development process.

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David Harris

University of California, Santa Cruz

Thursday February 27, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 8b McKimmon Center
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