The Laboratory on Design Thinking (dLab) at the University of Kentucky has been promoting and studying the application of human centered design since its founding in 2011. We research the application of design thinking’s role in creating new solutions to challenges in education and the community. In doing so we bring together faculty, students, educators and community members to better understand how human centered design can be effectively applied to create new solutions to previously unsolvable challenges.

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Register for this spring’s Design Thinking Master Class, May 18-19, 2019. It’s an immersive experience which changes the way you lead your team. Register at https://ift.tt/2uUmN6G #designthinking #designthinkingworkshop #training #coaching #innovation #creativity #capacitybuilding #leadership #humancentereddesign #empathy

December 18, 2018

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“Would you like it if ___?” Asking simple, powerful questions creates empathy and leads to better insight which can improve the way you design your world. The Creative Capacity Card Deck from Design Thinking Master Class. Because enhancing creative capacity is organizational capacity building. #thingstoask #creativecapacity #designthinking #carddeck #cards #questions #creativity #innovation #qotd #quotes #quote

December 17, 2018

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“Can you draw it for me?” Asking simple, powerful questions creates empathy and leads to better insight which can improve the way you design your world. The Creative Capacity Card Deck from Design Thinking Master Class. Because enhancing creative capacity is organizational capacity building. #thingstoask #creativecapacity #designthinking #carddeck #cards #questions #creativity #innovation

December 14, 2018

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“I see. How so?” Asking simple, powerful questions creates empathy and leads to better insight which can improve the way you design your world. The Creative Capacity Card Deck from Design Thinking Master Class. Because enhancing creative capacity is organizational capacity building. #thingstoask #creativecapacity #designthinking #carddeck #cards #questions #creativity #innovation

December 12, 2018

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