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How Might We Make Design and Innovation Education More Evidence-Based?


This multi-year study involved in-depth qualitative and quantitative analysis of over 300 projects in top design firms like IDEO.

It examined the real-world complexity of innovation projects, which often involve multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural and multi-organizational collaboration, searching for patterns associated with more (and less) successful outcomes.

This research has been supported by the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching. Previous support came from MIT International Design Center and the University of Cambridge. The work was later continued as a six-year longitudinal study on the effectiveness of project-based experiential design and innovation courses.

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This section is for students enrolled in the Fall 2020 ES285 course at Harvard University