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Design thinking: Empathize. Define. Ideate. Prototype. Test. Or, the “…systematic development of creative ideas that meet real needs in the world.” This three-hour session at the Sullivan Social Entrepreneurship Retreat led students and faculty members through the steps needed to try on the mindset of a designer, specifically in the context of a designer guiding a client through the process of figuring out what s/he actually wants. This session was especially related to the topic of Ethics of Capitalism in my mind, because it stressed the use of empathy to determine problems (a decidedly ethical approach) – generally, capitalism relies... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at Center for Principled Problem Solving
(Above) Myléne Dressler, Visiting Professor of English, emphasizes a point during her teaching presentation, a mock creative writing workshop, on Thursday, Oct. 3. The presentation is part of the interview process for a tenured teaching position. The Importance of Community Professional ballet dancer. Published novelist. World traveler. Enthusiastic, animated, intellectual and creative Visiting Professor of English at Guilford College. This short list introduces, albeit briefly, 50 year-old Myléne Dressler, with whom I had the pleasure of making the acquaintance over lunch in October. I, along with the seven other English majors in attendance, had been granted the unique honor and... Continue reading
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