Design thinking strategies are useful across a variety of industries, and club members think broadly about how D+I can be applied. Students have leveraged learning from the club in a variety of fields, from technology and marketing to consulting and healthcare. The D+I club works closely with other professional clubs to illustrate how to combine an industry interest with design and innovation functions.
Employ design thinking frameworks to business models to define value propositions, test assumptions, and evaluate capabilities. See consultancies like Innosight and Fahrenheit 212, build your own startup with Tsai CITY, or work internally within an industry.
Get involved in the process of creating new products and services working in collaboration with designers, engineers, and strategists. Look at consultancies like Frog, Smart Design, and Veryday or companies like Apple, Medtronic, GE, Betterment, and Metlife.
Work with clients to generate the next great product or service for their organization. See consultancies like IDEO, Innosight, Frog, Fahrenheit 212, and ?What If!.
Work to align organizational goals with business goals by helping companies empower employees and build better HR practices. Look at consultancies like Undercurrent and SYPartners or companies like Google, WeWork and eBay.
Apply user-centric design frameworks to build user interfaces and experiences in a variety of industries. See companies such as Facebook, Apple and Google for cross-functional business/UX design roles.
Employ design thinking frameworks to business strategies such as go-to-market and pricing strategies. See companies such as IBM, Johnson & Johnson and Adobe or consultancies such as McKinsey, Bain and BCG.
Systems design can vary from creating a new school system from the ground up to examining the healthcare system. Search for companies such as IDEO.org, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Work to create the entire brand experience that customers have with a company, product, or service. See Prophet, Pepsi, Interbrand, and Warby Parker.
Solve highly interconnected, large-scale and complex problems with a wide variety of stakeholders. Look at organizations like IDEO's system design division, Amazon or Microsoft.
ORGANIZATIONS WE'VE WORKED WITH
The D+I club has had the opportunity to engage with a great variety of companies for networking events, speaker visits, and workshops. These are some of the organizations we have had the privilege of working with.
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WORKSHOPS / PROJECTS