Study Abroad Several MDC partnering programs offer study abroad workshops in various countries.

MDC Living/Learning Community

Innovation, Design Thinking and Creativity

A New Living/Learning Community Starting in Fall 2013

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First and Second Year Students:

  • Learn tools to find creative and innovative solutions.
  • Work in diverse teams to build upon the ideas of others.
  • Learn skills to apply to any major field of study.
  • Learn skills sought by employers and grad schools.
  • Form interdisciplinary connections that will last throughout your Miami experience.
  • Meet requirements for Miami Plan credit in Fine Arts or Formal Reasoning by taking SCA111.

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Live and Learn

This community will explore and develop abilities that we all have to find creative and innovative solutions to everyday problems through design thinking. By working in diverse teams and building upon the ideas of others, students will apply a human approach to problem solving that integrates intuition and analysis. The design thinking process involves: inspiration, ideation, and implementation. The foundation in design thinking that will be acquired in this community will augment a student's knowledge in their chosen field of study, provide interdisciplinary connections for their time at Miami, and provide a skill sought after by businesses and organizations around the world.

This living/learning community is sponsored by the Miami Design Collaborative, which is a multi-disciplinary design initiative at Miami University, led by the College of Creative Arts. MDC brings together students and faculty from throughout campus to develop expertise in design thinking and to implement that knowledge through complex, team-based, problem-solving experiences. Design-based experiences cluster together under one umbrella to position, promote and clarify relationships and opportunities.

  • Experience design process and development through project-based learning.
  • Engage with industry and organizations outside of Miami University’s physical boundaries.
  • Extend traditional disciplines by building theory and practice on multi-disciplinary frontiers.
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A network of people and experiences emphasizing multi-disciplinary collaboration, design thinking, and experiential learning.

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    Miami Design Collaborative

    We are a multi-disciplinary design initiative at Miami University that brings together students and faculty from throughout campus to develop expertise in design thinking and to implement that knowledge through complex, team-based, problem-solving experiences.

    223 Hiestand Hall
    Oxford, OH 45056
    513-529-1407
    peg.faimon@miamioh.edu