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Design Thinking as a Strategy for Innovation

ENTR Workshop with Rick Milter!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
University Center : 115
Join us for the last talk in our Entrepreneurship Workshop series this semester on November 7, 2018 at UC 115!

Everybody is talking about Design Thinking nowadays, but what exactly is it?  Design thinking is all about developing creative strategies during the design process.  It draws upon logic, imagination, and intuitive and
systemic reasoning to explore possibilities of what COULD be....and to create outcomes that benefit the end user (the customer).

Come learn how the process works and about the tools that are used such as Journey Mapping, Rapid Prototyping, Customer Co-Creation, etc.  Rick will walk you through a real live case study so you can see how these tools were applied....and the innovative results achieved.

Design thinking can be applied to designs, businesses, social issues and in everyday life.   We hope you won't miss this opportunity to learn more about it!

About our speaker:

Richard G. Milter, Ph.D. (Rick) is a professor in the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School where he has served since 2006. He has held previous teaching and leadership positions at Ohio University, Boston College, Universiti Teknologi MARA (Shah Alam, Malaysia), the University at Albany, Loyola University of Chicago, and Janus Pannonius University (Pecs, Hungary). Rick’s research and publications have paralleled his consulting activity in the areas of leadership, executive judgment, strategy, team decision-making processes, management information systems, negotiation strategies, managerial ethics, and innovative learning platforms. Having formerly served as chairman of EDiNEB, an international network of innovative educators based in Maastricht, the Netherlands, Rick has delivered seminar courses on decision making, leadership, business policy, organization development, creative thinking, and strategic management to students and executives in the US, Malaysia, Sweden, and Hungary. He was co-founder and director of an MBA program that earned best practice status for technology-mediated learning by AACSB and APQC. His interest in leadership began while serving as assistant plant manager of a cement transfer station on the shores of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland and continued in his roles as associate director of a leadership development program in Chicago, director of decision conferencing at a boutique consulting firm in upstate New York, and coordinator of leadership development within an MBA program in Ohio. He designs, builds, and facilitates leadership development programs for both government and corporate enterprises and serves as a coach to executives engaged in enhancing their leader capabilities.

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