What People Are Saying
"The Design Thinking Bootcamp was a formative, enjoyable experience. It provided great information, accompanied by team-based, 'hands-on' application. Using Design Thinking’s formal but flexible tools, we were able to think differently about new and old problems and ideate potential solutions specific to UNMC. Building upon the skills learned at bootcamp, faculty and staff have been able to translate the experience into their everyday work to create innovative, comprehensive, and sustainable solutions to the complex issues we face."
Kyle Meyer, PhD
Dean, College of Allied Health Professions
At our October 2020 Design Thinking Bootcamp, attendees explored and generated new ideas to creatively solve problems. They tackled a real-world challenge that applies to UNMC, so participants could easily interpret how Design Thinking can be applied in their area. Participants used design thinking methods and tools, focusing on individual development and team collaboration.
This immersive educational program featured lectures, case studies, demonstrations, project assessment, and reflection. In addition to redesigning the dental experience, participants also discovered:
- How to have empathetic conversations
- How to generate real insights that reframe problems
- Tools that help teams modulate between exploring and generating ideas and evaluating and focusing
- How to prototype low resolution concepts, test in context to gain meaningful feedback and data, iterate and add resolution as appropriate
Bootcamp Teaching Team
In addition to UNMC Design Thinking experts, the October 2020 Design Thinking Bootcamp featured two national experts and drew upon real-world experiences in health care:
Kathryn Segovia, PhD
Head of Learning Experience Design
d.school, Stanford University
Dr. Kathryn Segovia helps people break through doubt and uncertainty to see their work life in a new way. She is a Nebraskan and life-long learner who loves rapid prototyping and getting to know new people.
Read Dr. Segovia's full bio
Doug Dietz, MBA
Principal Design Thinker
Doug Dietz has worked for GE healthcare for more than 20 years. Using Design Thinking, he create the "Adventure Series" scanner used at children's hospitals across the country.
Learn how Doug reimagined the MRI
Watch his TED Talk
Design Thinking Bootcamp | Nov. 13, 2019 - Nov. 15, 2019
This intensive, three-day workshop was co-sponsored by Academic Affairs, Faculty Development, and the Interprofessional Academy of Educators. It focused on how to improve the entire experience for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities at UNMC's Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI).
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