Using D. Thinking in Introductory Accounting
Introductory accounting students draw "themes" from interviews with practitioners
Using D. Thinking at Meetings at my University
I've been using d. thinking at the various meetings I attend. I ask if folks mind if I use the whiteboard. I reframed our discussion to ask, "How might we create an environment that draws people in, creates cultural change, and brings life to the university?" In the meeting, we began rallying around "bubbles" (in green) where we have bubble visionaries, bubble apprentices, and we now call our Chief Diversity Officer affectionately, the "Chief Bubble Officer."
Using D. Thinking to plan our Women's Event
I am the Chair of the committee planning an event for our accounting and finance women. This is the whiteboard from our first meeting. I proposed we use d.thinking to plan this meeting with two women excited about it and two others somewhat skeptical. My question was, "How might we create a spectacular event for our young women?"
Below represents our invitation and theme of "Think BIG - Bridging Into Greatness," the result of several weeks of meetings. We found "greatness" journals at Barnes & Nobles to pass out as gifts. We purchased card stock, markers, and stickers so that our woman can create "greatness" cards (as opposed to a greeting cards) for our mixer, using them to introduce themselves to each other.
Introducing faculty to d.thinking at a one-hour seminar
About a dozen faculty members attended my workshop on d.thinking at my university. The technology crashed so I had to go impromptu and was left with 45 minutes to work with faculty. I decided to have them address a simple of of "How might we energize and focus our students at YSU?" After an initial few minutes of writing ideas on post-its notes and discussion, I had them pick their favorite action character to generate more ideas. This is where the fun started because the groups picked three different characters including Rocky, Indiana Jones, and Luke Skywalker.
This is my presentation on how to use design thinking to improve your happiness.
This is my latest presentation on how to redesign your class.
This is a half-day workshop on creativity.
Proposals, Worksheets, and Articles
This was my first attempt as using d.thinking - I wrote a fun piece on how to use it to redesign how you use your time.
Above is a project I did for Gigi Gormley's d.thinking class at Harvard with my team.
Worksheet for seminars participants to use to improve their happiness levels at work.
Graphics I created for my seminar