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,
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.
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.
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.
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.