Learn design thinking

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Want to learn design thinking and how to coach others through the process?


Check out IDEA247: Introduction to Peer Innovation Coaching, a 2-credit course where you learn and apply design thinking while coaching your peers as they do the same. The course focuses on three themes: 

  • Design Thinking

  • Coaching

  • Curiosity  

This course is part of the Academy's Peer Innovation Coach program. Peer Innovation Coaches (PICs) guide learners across majors, departments, and groups on campus to experiment with innovation mindsets, tools, and processes, like design thinking! PICs actively catalyze and cultivate creativity amongst University of Maryland learners of all types.


PICs come from all programs and majors on campus, and learn how to use coaching as an effective change-making tool in their skill set.

IDEA247 meets Fridays from 12-1:30pm and has a weekly seminar, to be scheduled based on everyone's schedules.