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Design Thinking

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Design in service of broad social issues.

The world around us is largely shaped by design—the products, services, infrastructures, systems and narratives that form our experience are all designed. At Smith College, we question gender, race, ethnicity, power and ability as dynamics that shape who gets to participate in creating the world in which we live. Students become critically engaged with the processes shaping our reality, making representations, and fabricating working prototypes. 


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Design Thinking Initiative

146 Elm Street
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: 413-585-3653
Fax: 413-585-3655