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Design Thinking For Portal | Overview

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Design Thinking brand Design Thinking is an emerging discipline using tools and processes used traditionally by design disciplines (architecture, landscape architecture, graphic design, interior design, and others) to solve systemic problems and challenges in fields beyond design.

In this workshop, we applied design thinking to learn about what people in the University of Minnesota community expect and need from a Enterprise portal.

In each workshop, participants worked in teams, moving through the design thinking process to create a portal prototype. Prototype summaries are available as individual documents. There are 8 workshops in total on all University of Minnesota campuses.

Workshops and Prototypes Created

Visit our Pinterest site to see all the prototypes created. They are also linked in order below.
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Tuesday, March 5: Twin Cities, Cherrywood Room - St. Paul Student Center

  1. Smart-U - Video Presentation
  2. "UR" Portal - Video Presentation
  3. Monitor/Search/Create - Video Presentation
  4. Build-My-Portal - Video Presentation
 Prototype Image 1  Prototype Image 2  Prototype Image 3  Prototype Image 4


Tuesday, March 28: Duluth, Ballroom - Kirby Student Center

  1. Welcome to my...Video Presentation
  2. Personalized PortalVideo Presentation
  3. Explore UVideo Presentation
  4. Discover DashboardVideo Presentation
  5. Our UVideo Presentation
  6. IMAVideo Presentation

Tuesday, April 9:  Rochester, University Square