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  • Cultural Connections IV Workshop - SPDA4021

    The workshop for the fifth Connections class, Cultural Connections, gives space for students to explore the community as well as corporate culture through the .

    The final project assembles all of the research, innovations, rough and finished ideas, storyboards and metrics for success culminating with a portfolio project for our project partner, Improving that demonstrates the wide range of talents each student brings to the partner project and UNT's PDA program.



    Project Partner - Improving

    Cohort 2 students were challenged to manage self-directed groups in using the Design Thinking framework. Students also shared leadership roles in facilitating Design Thinking activities to practice managing group projects. Their project this semester was to do deep dives for innovation into learning about their Improving - for their Balanced Scorecard and to explore future drivers for success.

    Students were challenged to interact with our project partners, David Belcher, VP of Consulting and David O'Hara, President at Improving in and out of the classroom setting to develop the right questions to push projects and solutions forward.

    SPDA4021_Fa22 Workshop
    SPDA4021_Fa22 Workshop
    SPDA4021_Fa22 Workshop
    SPDA4021_Fa22 Workshop
    SPDA4021_Fa22 Workshop
    SPDA4021_Fa22 Workshop
    SPDA4021_Fa22 Workshop

    Design Thinking Activities for Improving project

    In addition to studying the Balanced Scorecard, students decided which Design Thinking Framework activities needed to be explored to help their group create solutions for the midpoint review and final presentations.

    SPDA4021_Fa22 Workshop

    Final Portfolio Projects

    Students were challenged to use the STAR method to consistently track and update their progress throughout the project in order to develop their final portfolio projects to turn in at the end of the semester.


    Jayton Cepica: final project

    Jayton Cepica: final project

    Steven Judson: final project

    Steven Judson: final project

    Brandon Williams: final project

    Brandon Williams: final project

    Akhil Alex: final project

    Akhil Alex: final project

    Ciara Castro: final project

    Ciara Castro: final project

    Simonne Cudmore: final project

    Simonne Cudmore: final project

    Final Presentations to Improving

    This class connected with SPDA4220 to explore work in their groups and meet with their Improving Stakeholders. Students presented to the Improving partners and their faculty at the end of the semester.


    Team Nourish: Scorecard Reimagined

    Team Nourish

    Team Architects

    Team Architects

    Team Socratic

    Team Socratic

    Team Touchstone

    Team Touchstone

    Team BEAT

    Team BEAT