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Where to Start with Design Thinking Reads
We’re always looking to stay sharp around the Collabo office, from our weekly DBT Thursdays (#designbettertogether), to our Collabo Book Club. So when our beloved visual experience designer asked the rest of us for some “must have” designerly book recommendations, we jumped on it. Read on to see a few of our faves, with a few words as to why we love these books to begin with.
The Design Thinking Mindset
A mindset is a mental attitude that predetermines a person's responses to and interpretations of situations. In other words, these are mental frames we develop that shape our actions and behaviors. Being that these frames are essential to the way we operate, it seemed appropriate that our first blog post should discuss mindsets. We believe practicing Design Thinking every day starts with cultivating the right mindset… which is actually made up of four distinct mindsets: curiosity, growth, inclusive, and action.

For fellow design nerds...

Academic Papers & Publications 

Position Paper: Defining Design Facilitation: Exploring and Advocating for New, Strategic Leadership Roles for Designers and What These Mean for the Future of Design Education

P Napier, T Wada

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A People-Centered Approach to Improving Interprofessional Communication in Health Care

T Wada, P Napier, JB Crain, J LaMothe, S Hendricks, K Stull, J Sweeney, ...

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research


Design facilitation: training the designer of today

P Napier, T Wada

Proceedings of cumulus conference, Milan, 3-7


Co-designing for healthcare: visual designers as researchers and facilitators

P Napier, T Wada

Visible Language 49 (1/2), 129


Design for Social Change: A Pedagogical Approach to Prepare Students for Human-centered Design Practice

P Napier

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research


Designing Design Thinking Curriculum: A Framework For Shaping a Participatory, Human-Centered Design Course

P Napier, T Wada

Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference for Design Education …


Designing multi-touch gestures to support emotional expression in IM

A Pirzadeh, HW Wu, R Bharali, BM Kim, T Wada, MS Pfaff

CHI'14 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2515-2520


My Mirror-A Tool to Support Self-awareness

A Pirzadeh, R Bharali, T Wada

International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 671-675


Connecting values: teaching sustainability to communication designers

E Benson, P Napier

Design and Culture 4 (2), 195-214


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