Recap of the Innovation Hub Presentation of Insights & Ideas

Headshot of bearded man with red hair and glasses in green checkered shirtBy Josh Hass, Communications/IT Team Member

The Innovation Hub Presentation of Insights & Ideas took place on Friday, January 27 in Desautels Hall at the Rotman School of Management. The event celebrated the unveiling of the opportunity canvases that the five domain teams had developed during the ideation phase, in consultation with the U of T community.

Join us at the next Innovation Hour!

The Innovation Hub has been talking to students about their experiences at the University.  We’ve also met with a number of faculty and staff to discuss their perceptions and insights about student experiences.  We need your insights.  Innovation Hub teams have crafted project ideas to help the University meet student needs. We would like to invite staff, students, and faculty to our upcoming Innovation Hours to learn about some of our ideas and provide insight and feedback.  We hope to see you there!

From Research to Design: Six Key Insights from the Operations and Design Team

By AlexHeadshot of smiling woman with curly blonde hair in blue dressandra Rodney, Student Innovation Leader, Operations Team

At the Innovation Hub, the Operations and Design team is providing support to the five domain teams. Over the course of this project our team has switched gears from a focus on “research” to a focus on “design”. Why the shift? We purposely wanted to move the conversation to a focus on design-thinking in order to help team members break free from other research methodologies and approaches to problem solving. In this way we can encourage creativity by breaking free from our habitual practices and developing new ways of thinking. By encouraging a focus on design, we are contributing to helping the hub teams “undo” our learned problem-solving patterns and making way for innovation in both process and result.