THE FALL 2022 DESIGN CHALLENGE - NOW UNDERWAY!

Looking to gain design-thinking expertise?

Immerse yourself in this increasingly popular methodology at the Center for Design Thinking at Manhattanville College (CDT). Opened in 2019, the CDT is one of the only such centers located on the campus of a liberal arts institution.

DESIGN THINKING IS THE FUTURE!

Complex problems need innovative solutions - that’s where design thinking comes in.

A systematic and creative approach to problem-solving, design thinking starts with empathy and uses collaborative and participatory methods to understand problems and achieve complete solutions. It’s the prevalent thinking you’ll find among today’s top businesses and nonprofit organizations, and it fits well with Manhattanville’s mission to help students obtain marketable skills while learning to become ethical and socially responsible leaders.
 
At Manhattanville College, students of any major can study design thinking to incorporate its principles in any discipline and learn to become positive, creative changemakers both on campus and off. They also have the chance to immerse themselves further and earn a Certificate in Design Thinking.

What Can Design Thinking Do for Me?

Learn more about how the CDT can help you master this in-demand problem-solving approach.

THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE

See what real CDT students have to say about their experiences with design thinking.

MEET THE DESIGN THINKING FACULTY

Alison S. Carson, PhD

Director of the Center for Design Thinking, Professor of Psychology, 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 and workshops for undergraduate, and graduate students, as well as services for corporations and non-profit organizations. To find out how you or your team can learn design thinking contact Professor Carson below.

LEARN MORE

See how our other faculty members are applying design thinking in their work.

Justin Capalbo, Assistant Professor of Communication and Media, and Director of the FAB LAB

At the FAB LAB Professor Capalbo uses project-based learning to foster a community of makers and develop the technical skills to bring students' ideas to fruition. 

Carleigh Brower, Director, Andrew Bodenrader Center for Academic Writing and Composition

Traditionally, First-Year students explore the college's history and what their place is within the college, and its mission.  Carleigh's class take the question a step further by asking, "How might we make students feel included at Manhattanville."

Inger Stapleton, Adjunct Professor of Business Management

A writer, teacher, and entrepreneur, Professor Stapleton teaches her students how to develop businesses with their customers in mind.  

Professor Steffi Shook, Assistant Professor, Communication and Media

Design Thinking Through the Senior Capstone Final Project.

DESIGN THINKING WITH OUR COMMUNITY

2022 SARA LITTLE TURNBULL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP IN DESIGN ANNOUNCED

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FALL 21 DESIGNING FOR CHANGE STUDENT SHOWCASE

DESIGN THINKING NEWS, CURRENT AND PAST EVENTS

The programs and initiatives of the Center for Design Thinking are made possible, in part, by the Class of 1967 President’s Endowed Fund for Excellence.