This Design Thinking Immersive Workshop, held on November 4 - 6, was designed to expose participants to the creative problem-solving innovation framework; where students tackle a real-life challenge presented by an industry partner. AUC Faculty coaches led this innovation challenge.
AUC Innovation Hub (iHub), Center For Learning and Teaching (CLT), Office of the Assistant Provost for Innovative Learning Experiences, and Mountain View Developments (MV), a leading real estate development company, partnered up for this workshop. The industry partners' aspirations include building connected communities, a true sense of happiness and human-centered solutions in the post-pandemic ecosystem.
Design Thinking teams follow an iterative process to discover user needs, struggles and aspirations, and design user-centered solutions that are technically feasible and financially viable. During the workshop, faculty-led teams worked on the following challenge statement: "How might we design a mixed-use urban living experience that nurtures true happiness, in a world where young families struggle to lead a genuine, connected life?”
AUC-Partnership with Mountain View
Listen to Riham Sherif, Mountain View's innovation development manager as she speaks about the value of the Design Thinking Challenge and the youth internships.
Listen to Ahmed El Morsy, Mountain View's innovation director as he speaks about AUC's long partnership with Mountain View.