The Lab

The dLab is part applied research lab and remote design firm, applying social science and psychology to better understand design, change, and innovation in organizations.  Through its work, the Lab applies methods of innovation and processes of design that are needed to address heretofore intractable challenges facing residents in Kentucky, the United States, and across the globe.

Real-Life Innovation Projects

Outside partners, such as school districts, state agencies, and consortia engage the dLab on long-term projects, receiving the attention of a team of scholars, students and other experienced designers for a period of time ranging several days to several months depending on the challenge. In these projects, partners are co-designers with dLab staff, students and community liaisons in a process of need finding, brainstorming, and rapid prototyping to create new, powerful solutions to the challenges they face.

Research on Leadership and Change

dLab is also a research lab, where empirical work takes place to deepen the evidence-based understanding of how design thinking, creativity, and entrepreneurial behavior work in the education context.

 

 

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