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March 19 2022, 5:15 – 10:15am

In this session, we will talk about creating effective learning spaces with the help of design thinking. We will review the plan for the new AUW campus, and create ideas for improvements and enhancements. With our guest speaker we will chat about creativity, ideation and interactive use of space.

Handouts, Slides, Recordings

Session 5 Recordings

For this session, main into, exercise and guest speaker are all in one.

Session 5 Summary & Slides

Slides Summary Session 5 was all about ideas and creativity. As an instructor, design thinking to me is about creative empowerment. Many participants I’ve worked with said: ‘I’m not a creative person. I can’t do this. I’m an introvert. I … Read more

Guest Speakers

8:15am EDT


Kohls, C. (2019). Hybrid Learning Spaces for Design Thinking. Open Education Studies1(1), 228-244.

Harth, T. & Panke, S. (2019). Creating Effective Physical Learning Spaces in the Digital Age – Results of a Student-Centered Design Thinking Workshop. In S. Carliner (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 284-294).  Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.

Hollingshead, A., & Carr-Chellman, D. (2019). Engaging learners in online environments utilizing universal design for learning principles. eLearn2019(2), 3.

CAST. (2018). Universal design for learning guidelines version 2.2.

Interaction Design Foundation. (2017). How to Get More Honest Feedback in User Testing. Retrieved August 02, 2020, from

Student summaries:

  • How can we use space more creatively? Summarize and discuss the guest lecture.
  • Document and discuss our activity for creating exceptional learning rooms at AUW.