Designing the Future(s) teams with Georgetown alums to host Interactive Design Lab in Boston
In the first design lab of 2015, the Designing the Future(s) initiative collaborated with Georgetown alumni Jerry Jacobs and Lucy Kapples to host an interactive design lab in Boston, Massachusetts. Twenty-five alumni and parents of current students, representing various career fields, participated in the event. Vice Provost for Education, Randall Bass, facilitated the design lab, asking participants to reflect on their most transformational moments at the University and those communities, networks and experiences that have shaped them. During the lab, some alumni said the “single best thing” about their Hilltop experiences included community; exposure to diverse people, experiences and geography; and the caliber of fellow students and professors.
As Bass explained, there is a vital importance to integrating such high-impact experiences into learning at Georgetown. The re-design of curricular and co-curricular models developed through the Designing the Future(s) initiative seeks to build upon critical networks and communities in order to foster optimum, rewarding opportunities for Hoya students.
Following the design lab, attendees capped off their evening with a Boston Bruins game. Conversations around the topic of higher education did not wane during the hockey game as participants offered ideas and insights to Bass and his colleagues about the Future(s) initiative.