Thinking workshop helps students find business solutions

first_imgDesigning a product with empathy is one of the skill sets students will learn at the design thinking workshop. Two participants took turns to show items in their wallets; they then interviewed each other before each designed a new wallet for the partner. printA design thinking workshop is now being offered to all TCU students.For the first time, the workshop will be offered to all majors, not just interns who are going to Ethiopia.There will be 23 total students attending the workshop.Professor of marketing practice at the Neeley School of Business Dr. Stacy Landreth Grau is coordinating with Cedric James, assistant director of TCU’s Idea Factory, to create a workshop where students can attend lessons in empathy, creativity and innovation in problem solving.Students will have the opportunity to interact with participants from different majors to reinforce the diversity of perspectives.“It’s important to have lots of different people from lots of different perspectives as opposed to just everybody who’s doing the same thing and same background,” Grau said.The students that will intern in Ethiopia can apply what they learn during the workshop to their trip. This workshop will offer tools to help the interns figure out how to create revenue-generating businesses for Ethiopian women.“I’m hoping it’s going to be useful for them when they get to Ethiopia,” Grau said. Tuyen Hoang is originally from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Tuyen is a transfer student from Brookhaven College. Tuyen is a junior journalism major and sociology minor at Texas Christian University. She serves as the administration reporter for TCU 360. ReddIt Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Tuyen Hoang TCU to send first student interns to Ethiopia Linkedin ReddIt Q&A: Three professors received the Deans’ Research and Creativity Award Twitter Twitter Facebook Tuyen Hoang Facebook Tuyen Hoang Linkedin Dr. Stacy Landreth Grau attended Stanford University’s Design Thinking bootcamp in summer of 2015, and since then Grau has been working with faculty members to bring awareness about design thinking methodology to the TCU community.Grau said the workshop is about a “human-centered design.”The idea of human-centered design is to encourage students to observe, interview and develop empathy for the people whom they’re serving.At the workshop, Grau and James will instruct students to implement a full design cycle. The steps consist of empathy, define, brainstorm, prototype and test.Students will get hands-on experiences with each step by designing wallets for their peers.Grau said she will convey the significance of innovation in many fields and hopes to inspire innovative ways of thinking to all students’ disciplines.“Innovation is needed in education, sciences, social change organizations,” Grau said. “It’s a framework that can be applied in a lot of contexts.”The best way for students to understand the design thinking is to experience and find out how the creative solving-problem framework can be applied to their majors, James said.“All [are] welcome and just to see how this framework can be useful in their disciplines,” James said.Lunch and beverages will be provided at the workshop.To sign up for the workshop, students can contact either the idea factory or email Grau.The design thinking workshop will take place Feb. 26 in room Room 211 of Rees-Jones Hall from 1 to 4 p.m. The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years + posts eHarmony co-founder speaks with TCU students Comedy group brings new approach of brainstorming to the Neeley School Previous articleTCU transfer students get more involved in transfer center’s leadershipNext articleN.J. Governor Chris Christie endorses Donald Trump at Fort Worth rally Tuyen Hoang RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tuyen Hoang Tuyen Hoang Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals weeklast_img read more

MEP says that action must follow ISL recognition

first_imgWhatsApp “This government has failed our nurses and midwives” says Limerick TD RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsPoliticsMEP says that action must follow ISL recognitionBy Staff Reporter – December 15, 2017 1203 Liadh Ní RiadaSinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has given a guarded welcomed to the news that Irish Sign Language (ISL) is expected to be given full official language status in the coming days.The Ireland South MEP said it was a welcome development but warned that equality does not stop at recognition and that action must follow.“I’m delighted that the Dáil is to finally get around to debating the ISL Recognition Bill, albeit a year and a half after first being introduced to the Seanad,” she said.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This is tremendous news for the 50,000 plus ISL users in Ireland and a long overdue step to acknowledging the deaf community as a full, integral part of the wonderful tapestry that makes up our nation.“This is as issue I have been campaigning for not just in Ireland but in Europe where I was able to use my position on the Culture and Education Committee to put forward a successful amendment that saw the inclusion of Sign Language translation in the EU 2018 budget.“Most recently I raised the issue of ISL recognition at our party’s Ard Fheis last month.“The ISL Recognition Bill is a victory not just for the deaf community but for all groups seeking equality. All members of society deserve the same access to services and opportunities.“Deaf people face unique challenges in participating fully in society in both the public and private spheres.“In particular, as I met with various groups representing deaf people, I was horrified at the disadvantage and danger they are put in by barriers to accessing legal and healthcare services, as well as occupation health and safety alerts in their workplaces.“The ISL Recognition Bill is fantastic news but it must be about more than just recognition; real efforts must be made to instigate tangible change; genuine equality does not stop at recognition, action must follow.“It is crucial that ISL users are able to access all public services and in particular the Government must work with members of the deaf community to create a mechanism that would allow them full and timely access to public services. Deaf people must no longer be disadvantaged in the work place either, and Government must act to vindicate their rights to dignity, safety and equality at work.“This is not just a communication issue; it is an equality issue, an issue of workers’ rights and a human rights issue,” she declared.See more political news here Facebook Minister Harris “missing in action again” as crisis in University Hospital Limerick is raised in Dáil says Limerick TD Print Previous article#BREAKING Man pinned under van after warning of black iceNext articleLimerick students win trip to Brussels hosted by MEP Kelly Staff Reporter TAGSDailDeaf CommunityEqualityIreland SouthISLISL Recognition BillLiadh Ni RiadaMEPSinn Fein center_img Email Advertisement Call for rent controls and a ban on economic evictions Limerick TD calls for more resources for mental health services Twitter Fianna Fáil secures changes to Jobpath says Limerick TD Linkedin Limerick TD advocates for The Sale of Tickets Billlast_img read more