Pathway to Purpose

Design Thinking & Storytelling with Data

Course Description

Work in partnership with various community organizations to help tackle challenges from a design thinking and data engineering perspective. Learn from industry experts about what specific problems are facing the community and current state-of-the-art solutions. Design with your community better solutions and pitch your ideas for implementation. Learn how to use data to create a story that drives action in others.

Explore different fields related to AI in Hawai'i and beyond. At the end of this course, students will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas for feedback with leading industry professionals.

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Course Objectives and impacts

  • Learn how to use the Design Thinking Process to solve a community challenge
  • Use data to solve a real-world problem
  • Work with a real data set to unearth insights
  • Craft data into stories to drive action
  • Hands-on experiences
  • Learn about design thinking and data engineering careers in Hawaii

Course Logistics

  • Industry Professional: Nakeia Medcalf - Design Thinking Specialist, Entrepreneur and former NuVu Fellow
  • Peer Mentor: Mia Twelker
  • Meeting Times: Mondays and Thursdays from 4:30PM-6PM, January 22nd- May 10th, 2024
  • First Day of Class: Monday January 22nd 4:30PM
  • Final Showcase: Friday May 10th 2024 at 4:30PM