Leveraging Design Thinking to Transform Students’ Digital Experiences

Wednesday, October 31 | 1:30PM–2:15PM MT | Four Seasons Ballroom 1, Ballroom Level
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
In this interactive session, participants will identify concrete ways to apply design thinking to transform students' digital experiences. Portland State University leaders from academic affairs and IT will draw from their nationally recognized work. Design thinking, a must-have skillset, offers an approach to innovation that leverages user-centeredness and rapid prototyping.

Outcomes: Articulate the basic contours of design thinking * Apply design thinking to student digital experience transformation efforts at your institution, informed by a case study of a mobile app transformation at Portland State * Describe the hallmarks of effective academic affairs and IT partnerships


  • Ryan Bass

    Interim Chief Information Officer, Portland State University
  • Sukhwant Jhaj

    Vice Provost and Dean, Arizona State University
  • Kirk Kelly

    Vice President, Vantage Technology Consulting Group
  • Hans VanDerSchaaf

    Director, Projects, Office of Student Success, Portland State University

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  • Leveraging Design Thinking to Transform Students Digital Experiences

    Updated on 11/19/2022