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A Design-Based Learning Approach for Fostering Sustainability Competency in Engineering Education

  • Hunan City University (Hunan)

This paper provides and illustrates a design-based learning (DBL) approach for fostering individual sustainability competency in engineering education. We performed two studies with engineering students in typical educational activities. The ...


Sustainability coursework: student perspectives and reflections on design thinking

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

The purpose of this study was to assess particular student outcomes when design thinking was integrated into an environmental engineering course. The literature is increasingly promoting design thinking for addressing ...

  • Posted April 17, 2020
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Hacking down disciplinary walls: Advancing sustainability and interprofessional competencies through a hackathon model

  • University of Calgary (AB)

The Calgary Interprofessional Challenge (CIC) engages university students across disciplines in a novel 44-hour hackathon based on faculty and peer-to-peer interprofessional education. CIC uses short introductory talks on problem-solving in ...

  • Posted March 4, 2020
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Designing for Change in Higher Education

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

The campus sustainability movement and divest-invest campaigns occurring on campuses across the nation have done excellent work articulating what higher education should move away from. But what should colleges and ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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The Design Thinking Process: User-Centered Solutions to Complex and Confounding Problems

  • University of Denver (CO)

After a great first year presenting this material at AASHE 2018, we found that a half-day just isn't long enough to give this topic justice! So we're back ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Design Thinking for Campus Sustainability

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Design Thinking is a problem-solving approach used by many companies, including Apple - to design the mouse, Citi Bike - to develop a bike share, and Coke - to increase the purchasing of ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Student team integrating aspects of sustainability in practical design education

  • Chiba University

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to describe and analyze the first experiences (activities, attitudes and inclinations) of an undergraduate student team with eco-design activities.

Design/methodology/approach Undergraduate ...

  • Posted Nov. 13, 2018
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Design Thinking and Sustainability

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)
  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

This session will review two case studies involving design thinking and sustainability: Grand Valley State University The presentation will reflect on the learning process of students engaged in developing the ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Driving Creative Sustainable Solutions Using a Design Thinking Approach in the Engineering Classroom

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

Design for the Environment, an upper-level undergraduate engineering course, is designed for students to develop a working knowledge of sustainable engineering in a way that enables them to apply it ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Design and Environmental Analysis (BA)

  • Cornell University (NY)

D+EA combines innovative design thinking with insightful design research to understand how our daily lives are impacted by the built environment. Through multidisciplinary training in human-centered design, environmental psychology ...

  • Posted Nov. 2, 2018
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The use of educational game design and play in higher education to influence sustainable behaviour

  • Cardiff University

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to discuss a novel life cycle approach to education for sustainable development (ESD) where the students become “design thinkers”.

Design/methodology/approach - A ...

  • Posted Feb. 13, 2017
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EcoVate - Design Thinking for Sustainability in a Changing World

  • Dartmouth College (NH)

Sustainability is about tackling old, resistant problems in new ways to develop solutions that work. Design thinking is a tool that can help us meet the challenge of tackling big ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Communicating Sustainability: Use Design Thinking To Make Your Website Better, Stronger, Faster

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Your website is, without question, the superhero of your marketing team. It's sharing the story of your campus, directing traffic, and handing out information to your users. Problem is ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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EcoVate: Design Thinking for Sustainability Challenges

  • Dartmouth College (NH)

According to Forbes '...design thinking is a proven and repeatable problem-solving protocol that any business or profession can employ to achieve extraordinary results.' Design thinking is used in the field ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Design Thinking & Sustainability Problem Solving: Reconceptualizing the First Year Curriculum

  • Wesleyan College (GA)
  • EcoEthos Solutions (GA)

Key behavioral outcomes for Education for Sustainability are: an ability use a sustainability lens to identify and solve complex human-centered problems and empowering students to thrive in a rapidly changing ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Climate Quest

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

Climate Quest is a team-based challenge to design practical, high-impact solutions to mitigate or adapt to climate change. After launching in April 2014, 25 teams were selected from a pool ...