DESIGNING SOLUTIONS FOR COMPANIES
The Design Thinking Challenge is given to CSEI teams by partner companies asking the teams to Redesign the [topic] experience for [user].
Partner companies create the design challenge based on existing needs within their organizations. CSEI teams work Monday – Thursday for three weeks in July using the design thinking process to research the topic and people they have been challenged to design for – be they clients, partners, suppliers, or employees, etc. of the partner company.
By leveraging classroom instruction, research, and panels by local business and community leaders as well as knowledge gleaned from thought leaders in their assigned companies, the consulting students deliver actionable insights and solutions in a final presentation.
If interested in hosting a Design Thinking Challenge, please contact Trina Clemans at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 DESIGN THINKING CHALLENGE PARTNERS
Design a representation of early care providers needs based on their geographic location as well as statements for ChildSaver leadership that informs ChildSavers’ advocacy platform.
Redesign the Dominion Energy EnergyShare client screening process for Intake Agency Caseworkers. EnergyShare is Dominion Energy’s year-round energy assistance program.
Design a workplace culture for young professionals that inspires excellence in business performance and community building. Consider how that workplace culture will integrate corporate initiatives in diversity , wellness, creative media and community.
Design a paid summer internship program for college sophomores, juniors, and senior students tailored to meet Impact Maker’s mission – Impact Makers is driven to create meaningful change for our clients, our community partners, and themselves.
Redesign the structure of the client – partner relationship for sales partners – companies, organizations, or individuals – of the Richmond Flying Squirrels.
Design a simple, easily accessible, instantly editable and robust resource guide that encapsulates Richmond’s entrepreneurship ecosystem for ideators, company founders and parties interested in the ecosystem.
Redesign the VMFA museum experience for visitors who use mobile devices in the permanent collection galleries.