Design Thinking and Stretching Empathy for Peace, Green Living, and Health

In this post, the author reveals how empathy is the key foundation of Design Thinking.


This summer I completed my first “MOOC” (Massive Open Online Course) through Stanford University’s “Design Thinking Action Lab.” The course description caught my interest: “Stanford lecturer and Epicenter Associate Director Leticia Britos Cavagnaro and her team will take you on a journey to learn the Design Thinking process. This methodology for human-centered creative problem solving is used by companies and organizations to drive a culture of innovation. The Design Thinking Action Lab will provide the inspiration, tools and support you need to discover the joy of learning by doing as you tackle an innovation challenge in the real world.” My sincere gratitude goes to Dr. Cavagnaro for an excellent and dynamic MOOC experience!


By Lesa Walker