Developing innovators by design and experience
By Steve Kelley,
I was in Potsdam in July, standing next to my friend Aleksandar as he quietly said, "My college (Heidelberg University) wasn't anything like this!" He couldn't help commenting after we had seen student presentations on the projects they had completed during their 12 weeks at the Hasso Plattner Institute School of Design Thinking. Surrounded by slogans like "Don't Wait, Innovate," I had to agree that my college and the University of Minnesota, where I now work, didn't create anything like the higher education experiences of these design thinking students.