honors college, communication, governance, design thinking, innovation


Educational Administration and Supervision | Higher Education Administration


Prepare to embark on a journey of discovery in the realm of the Frederik Meijer Honors College (FMHC) and the student psyche that drives its operations. Over the course of the Winter 2019 semester, the Honors Course: Design Thinking to Meet Real World Needs addressed a problem as proposed by the Honors College Director, Roger Gilles. Using the Stanford method of Design Thinking, our team of four innovators empathized with our problem stakeholders, properly defined our problem, and innovated in order to create potential solutions which will later be prototyped and tested for efficacy. The following report outlines the entirety of this process, and the results obtained throughout the research. We hope our findings serve as a resource to the evolution of the FMHC as well as a resource to other Honors Colleges.