Summer Lunch & Learn
Designing for Humans: A Creative Approach to Problem Solving
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 · Noon - 1 PM
Join us for a series of informal talks on a variety of interdisciplinary topics in STEM. Meet other students, connect with UMBC faculty, broaden your knowledge, and prepare for a successful career in STEM.
Students and faculty are invited to attend one or all of these talks. Lunch is on us!
Learn more about Human-centered design, a creative approach to problem solving. It’s a process that starts with the people you’re designing for and ends with new solutions that are tailor made to suit their needs. Human-centered design is all about building a deep empathy with the people you’re designing for; generating tons of ideas; building a bunch of prototypes; sharing what you’ve made with the people you’re designing for; and eventually putting your innovative new solution out in the world.
Bio: Dr. Jenny Owens is a passionate social entrepreneur with a decade of experience in higher education. In her current role she is the Faculty Executive Director of the Graduate Research Innovation District, or “the Grid” at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Dr. Owens has a doctorate in Information and Interaction Design which emphasizes human-centered design and design thinking. Her master’s program focused heavily on business systems, marketing, finance, and organizational behavior. These graduate degrees, along with her undergraduate foundation in principles of health, anatomy, and physiology, give her a unique background in health science, business, and design-thinking.