IDeaspace is now available at NDSU, according to NDSU Distance and Continuing Education. IDeaspace is a student-focused interdisciplinary space that fosters creativity and innovation through design thinking, collaboration and prototyping with creative facilitators. Working with real-world projects gives students, faculty, staff and the community a platform to explore creativity and innovation.
“IDeaspace provides students and the community with real-life collaborative experiences while learning and practicing the design-thinking methodology through design-thinking facilitators, based on Stanford University’s d.school and IDEO’s design thinking methodology and tools,” explained IDeaspace creative director Ludvik Herrera. “IDeas stands for innovation and design working with students in engineering, arts, sciences and other disciplines. We offer a physical collaborative maker space here at NDSU Distance and Continuing Education. The focus is ‘Bias Towards Action,’ not only ideation, to pursue human-centered designed solutions that actually work.”
IDeaspace recently represented NDSU at the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas, to explore user experience strategy, design, new technology tools and best practices for interactive design and data visualization. A session to share ideas that may be implemented in the Fargo-Moorhead community is scheduled for Wednesday, April 30, at 1 p.m. in the Memorial Union Meadowlark room.
In addition, IDeaspace is looking for student interns from various disciplines across the Tri-College region, including architecture, art, communication, design, engineering, entrepreneurship, marketing and programming. Projects include partnerships with Venture Youth Alliance, NDSU University Distinguished Professors, Google Glass Explorer Program, and West Fargo Middle School and High School STEM Program. For more information, visit www.ndsu.edu/dce/ideaspace or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.