Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Design Thinking Experience: Problem Solving for Performing Arts during COVID

January 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Want to do something productive over winter break to move forward in your career goals? All majors are invited to participate in this case study simulation to learn, explore, and experience what it’s like to work in a professional field.


Performing arts organizations are facing unique challenges during COVID. In this case study, you’ll work on a team of students with a professional mentor to use Design Thinking to consider how performing arts organizations can pivot during this time. Design thinking is the process of innovation to solve complex problems using creativity, critical thinking, and human-centered innovation, and it’s a skill that’s increasingly sought after by employers in today’s marketplace.

In this session, you will:

  • Learn about and practice using design thinking,
  • Receive support from mentors who are specially trained in and use design thinking in their professional work,
  • Work in teams to create a presentation about using design thinking for reconsidering the work of performing arts organizations.

No prior knowledge is required, and all majors are invited to participate to explore this creative problem-solving process used across industries and job roles in today’s workforce. The practical skills and experience you develop as a result of participating in this case study will be an asset for you while seeking professional opportunities during college and after graduation. This virtual case study experience is sponsored by the School of Human Ecology.

Register on Handshake


If you need an accommodation to attend this event, please contact Hannah Hatlan-Atwell at (608) 265-3572, hagenatwell@wisc.edu. All accommodation requests should be made no less than two weeks before the event. We will attempt to fulfill requests made after this date, but cannot guarantee they will be met.


January 14, 2021
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Categories:
Event Tags: