Since its inception, the d.school has run its famous wallet project, an hour long introduction to design thinking, with thousands of people in different settings all over the world. Until now each one has had one thing in common: a d.schooler present to run the show. Last week the d.school engaged in its first cyber wallet project. 30 plus students at BYU learned about design thinking by redesigning wallets all while being lead by d.school Lecturer Adam Royalty whose image was projected on a screen in Utah while he controlled the show from Stanford.
Leveraging cutting edge information technologies and a very supportive Director of Technology in Bruce Boyd, the d.school proved it could successfully spread the energy from learning design thinking across two states without traveling anywhere. This is certainly the first step in many future cyber teachings to come.