Designing the Digital Future

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Design the Digital Future

See what your peers have predicted about the future. View photos of the visual facilitation wall on Flickr.



New Thinking on Higher Education in the Future

The annual conference was an opportunity to step back from the day-to-day to reflect on how we might design the best digital experience technology has to offer for our students, faculty, and staff. We asked participants to tell us what a mission-driven future that blends the best of what our community and technology have to offer might look like.

Participants were invited to join our “design the future” activities to see the difference we can make.

Ideas on the Future

To spark new thinking on higher education in the future, participants shared ideas and watched a co-created wall of ideas come to life in Orlando. Participants were asked to share their ideas on the following two questions, and a visual facilitation artist illustrated the ideas live.

  1. What technology has the greatest potential to strengthen our future?
  2. What should IT professionals do today to optimize the value of IT in higher education’s future?

The Principles of Design Thinking

Participants were able to stop by EDUCAUSE Central during the breaks to explore the principles of design thinking with Steelcase. This theory and practice can help us look at, study, challenge, and perhaps solve complex issues in higher education. To learn more about design thinking, check out our 7 Things You Should Know About Design Thinking publication and a recorded EDUCAUSE Live! webinar on this topic.

Trends and Predictions on the Infographic Walls

Infographic walls featuring research from the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, Core Data Service, and external sources were displayed in the conference hallways to inspire deeper thinking on the future. Photos of the walls and access to the full research reports are available on our research web page.

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