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Dear Reader, Welcome to our journey (of documents). We invite you to follow us through our design process: an iterative learning process of reflective and active learning focused on empathizing, defining, ideating, prototyping, and testing innovations. We have engaged in extensive research about the GVSU Holland campus and the Holland community in order to identify and respond to critical needs. We have come to understand that the campus needs to be a home for transformational and relevant education in order for it to best utilize its current assets and that it needs to do this work by extending an arm into the Holland community. In response to this cross-section of needs, we have innovated a purpose for the Holland campus. The process was demanding, and the documents are extensive, but the innovation is worth it. Enjoy.


LIB 323 / HON 313 - Design Thinking to Meet Real World Needs