Join us for Design Thinking: A Deep dive with Lori Coakley which is the second stop along the Future of Learning journey. Design thinking is human centric that is it begins by understanding the needs and motivations of people. First, you talk with these people, listen to them and observe them in their natural environment. Then you consider how best to help them. Innovative products like the first computer mouse for Apple, Proctor and Gamble’s Swiffer and Febreze products, and Bank of America’s “Keep the Change” program all were created using the design thinking process.
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Facilitator: Lori Coakley, Ph.D.
Lori Coakley teaches Leading Effective Organizations, a foundation MBA course at Bryant University, as well as graduate-level elective courses in management.
Known for her fast-talking style and real-world approach, Coakley has received several teaching awards at Bryant. Pedagogy – or the art of teaching – is her passion.
“I’m always thinking how I can make things different or better for my students,” Coakley said. “I want them to walk out of my class and say ‘Wow. I can use that in my interview or my internship.’ Everything I do begins in the classroom – research or consulting, it all starts there.” Coakley has published and presented on topics ranging from defense conversion to adaptive leadership to design thinking. She runs a robust consulting practice, teaching personal branding, negotiation, and women and leadership for clients that include B.J.’s Wholesale Club, Hope Global, and Women & Infants Hospital.