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Design Thinking Series

Posted at 2:23 PM April 10, 2014, in Events

Design Thinking Series – Viewing and Discussion of “The Genius of Design”
Wednesday, April 16th, 7pm-9pm

The School of Communication and Information continues its Design Thinking series with a showing of the BBC documentary series The Genius of Design. This series seeks to promote and integrate design thinking into the SC&I and Rutgers communities, following up on the 3 design documentaries shown in the Fall 2013 semester. You can read more about the BBC documentary at

The documentary showing will be followed by a Q&A session led by Dr. Mark Aakhus of the Communication department at SC&I. Dr. Aakhus’s research focuses on human creativity in fostering collaboration and managing conflict. He investigates the role of communication in managing complex situations through close examination of language, argument, and social interaction in professional practice, organizational processes, and information systems. His research develops the perspective that communication is a design practice and seeks to advance knowledge about augmenting human interaction and reasoning through technological and organizational interventions.

All members of the Rutgers community are welcome – undergraduates, grad students, PhD, PTL, faculty, administrative and technology staff. Pizza and soda will be provided.