“Teachers may not think of themselves as designers, but they are constantly empathizing with their students, iterating new solutions, and working to solve functional and emotional problems to maintain a classroom learning environment that builds trust and confidence. ”
David Byron, our Director of Innovation Strategy here at Sundberg-Ferar, has led countless client teams in innovation strategy, industrial design workshops, design research, and design thinking, from 2-month engagements to 6-month engagements across industries from new mobility to education.
Recently, David and our team collaborated with Michigan Virtual, using design research and innovation strategy tools to uncover and address ways to improve the remote learning experience in Michigan and beyond. With a mission to advance K-12 education through digital learning, research, innovation, policy and partnerships, Michigan Virtual is committed to delivering exceptional learning experiences and outcomes for the many students and professionals who benefit from their programs.
As David has been one of the key leaders of this ground-breaking project with Michigan Virtual, and as a result of his deep experience as Director of the Michigan Design Council sharing and implementing industrial design in partnership with our local public education system, he was asked by Michigan Virtual to write an expert article for their blog on the nature of human-centered design in the context of education.
Human-Centered Design for Education
With a degree in Industrial Design, and 3 years experience in marketing, Lynnaea uses her multi-faceted skills and enthusiasm for communication to design and manage Sundberg-Ferar’s marketing and communications channels and materials.