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Design thinking empathize and define

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Design Thinking Class - Empathize and Define

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Design thinking empathize and define

  1. 1. Design Thinking Empathize and Define
  2. 2. Empathy Map SCHOOL-TO-WORK TRANSITION • The student needs to determine what it is they what to do. In my role, I help to guide them in their choice • There are three main paths for graduate students (academic career, more school, industry). Outside of that I am of limited support and would be disappointed (showed passion on this topic) • Given the economy, I just want to find a job that will allow me to pay off my school loans (person showed signs of anxiety about not finding something) • I am open to lots of choices. I listen to my friends, research and advisors to help focus my search • An ideal job is one that will allow me to see many different things and help me determine what I want to do next • I want to peruse a career that supports my personal passions • While I actively participate in on-campus recruiting, it is my responsibility to find a job SAY/ DO • Passion: Those who know what they are passionate about, often want to make it part of their work; however, some complain about how to do this • Economy: Financial commitments and expectations appear to be a motivating factor of career choice and often at odds whit individual passion. The resent/current economic situations may be changing peoples behaviors • Advisors: advisors and supporters feel personally invested in the choices/outcomes of people they support THINK & FEEL
  3. 3. Problem Statement SCHOOL-TO-WORK TRANSITION A job seeking, soon-to-be college graduate from an American university needs a way to transition into the next phase of their life, because the current economic environment has made it more difficult for recent graduates to find jobs and has placed an increased amount of pressure on students with financial obligations Problem / Need • Basically the “what do I want to be when I grow up” question • Economy has added new pressures to this problem Insight • I believe this situation has existed for a while and the economy has added new pressures to this problem • Advisors have a vested interest • Do more people vocalize an interest in aligning work and their passion? Stakeholder • Spoke to students, professors and corporate recruiters • Will probably look at this problem from the hiring point of view rather than the recent graduate point of view

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