EX[L] Center Award Recipients

Faculty Fellowship award 2018

Dr. Heather Braun headshotDr. Heather Braun

EX[L] Center's first Faculty Fellow, Dr. Heather Braun will research design thinking methodologies at Stanford University's d.school and develop ways to apply this hands-on, empathy-based approach to collaborative problem-solving in UA classes and internships with local organizations. As a Stanford Affiliate for the 2018-19 academic year, Dr. Braun will acquire resources and build connections with innovative educators around Silicon Valley engaged with the evolving fields that grow from a design thinking foundation. Her goal is to share these current ideas with UA faculty and students, Akron-area organizations and non-profits, and community leaders interested in applying design thinking tactics. Dr. Braun will bring these ideas and connections back to UA in a series of informal interactions and one in-progress presentation across this academic year and will share her work more formally in Fall 2019.