Design thinking schools
Innovation is a tough thing to measure. To compile this list, BusinessWeek turned to an international panel of 22 expert design and brand consultants and academics from both business and design schools. We also tapped six forward-thinking companies with expertise in design or innovation strategy. We asked all to recommend interdisciplinary design and business programs with curricula they respect and graduates they prefer to hire. Then we conducted interviews with professors, students, and alumni from the recommended colleges, looking for design programs that incorporate business strategy—and business programs that teach design as a tool for strategic advantage.
A few years ago, a family member visiting from India became ill. Soon he was sitting on a hospital gurney, surrounded by people in lab coats—people who were, for the most part, incredibly inexperienced. This is common in Boston. Many of our wonderful hospitals are affiliated with medical schools, so they’re full of students training to be doctors.
i.school defines “Understanding”, ”Creating” and “Realizing” as three indispensable steps for the realization of human-centered innovation, applying unique methods and knowledge in all of them, and practicing them energetically in the programs. In other words, through teamwork on carefully selected themes, students acquire deep understanding of the human beings and societies concerned, ideation and prototyping based on that deep understanding, and planning that are truly realizable. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
In the face of an unprecedented economic crisis, our society is increasingly encouraged to change. As we know that there is no obvious road to succeed, we are solicited to create new paths for a desirable future. At i.school, we foster innovative people who think outside the box and, therefore, discover, enhance, and realize new value. They grow with motivations, techniques and experiences to change, yielding them to take roles in pushing governments, businesses and academics not only in Japan, but also in Asia, and the world to innovate. Cultivating New Leadership
IDEA school EM & centrale Lyon
Roger Martin - Rotman School Toronto