NEW - DESIGN THINKING CERTIFICATE

The Center for Design Thinking is a central hub supporting the growth and implementation of design thinking across the Manhattanville campus.

At the Cottage and online, students, staff, and faculty learn about, participate in, and integrate design thinking into clubs, offices, and curricula. These initiatives result in students developing knowledge and 21st-century skills through the application of design thinking to real-world problems.

Working with community stakeholders to solve real problems in line with the mission and goals of a Manhattanville education, students are empowered to enact change.

Through partnerships with our Mary T. Clark Center for Religion and Social Justice and our Center for Career Development, students take their knowledge and skills of design thinking and apply that learning to creative problem-solving with community partners. The Center for Design Thinking supports a problem-based learning education at Manhattanville so that our students learn to use design thinking to become positive, creative change-makers both on campus and off.

The CDT promotes empathy, collaboration, creativity, action and iteration, and the value of curiosity.

These skills are best applied to tackling real, complex, and unscripted problems that have no known solutions, also known as “wicked problems.” Through curricular and co-curricular activities, students have opportunities to experience and practice the process and mindsets of design thinking. From the FabLab, where students can engage in the practice and art of making, to workshops, where students can get a taste of design thinking, to full courses, where students learn to tackle real-world challenges, the Center for Design Thinking offers many active learning experiences to grow design thinkers ready to tackle 21st-century problems.

OUR FACULTY IN DESIGN THINKING

Headshots of four faculty members: two men and two women

Meet a few of our faculty members and see how they are applying design thinking in their work.

THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE

DESIGN THINKING WITH OUR COMMUNITY

2022 Sara Little Turnbull Endowed Scholarship in Design Announced

THE FALL 2021 DESIGN CHALLENGE RESULTS ARE OUT!

ZOOM snapshot of the fall 2021 Design Challenge facilitators

FALL 21 DESIGNING FOR CHANGE STUDENT SHOWCASE

DESIGN THINKING NEWS, CURRENT AND PAST EVENTS

Connect with Dr. Alison S. Carson

Professor of Psychology, Director of The Center for Design Thinking, and Associate Provost for Academic Innovation and Design Thinking

"More industries — from tech services to retail chains are gravitating toward Design Thinking because it provides clearer insight into the needs of their customers. Manhattanville College is proud to be preparing our students for this revolution in thinking which will impact all industries in the future, as well as the future of education."
 

The Manhattanville College Center for Design Thinking offers DT courses for undergraduate, graduate students, as well as corporate services.

To find out how you or your team can learn design thinking contact Professor Carson below.

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