• The a2ru Emerging Creatives Student Conference exemplifies a national movement that reaches beyond STEM to STEAM. It shows how interdisciplinary work inclusive of the arts can be further understood on its own terms, and it puts the tools with which to do so right into the students’ hands.

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  • September 10, 2013
  • By a2ru      
A non-traditional, experiential learning environment using Design Thinking methods.


ideaLAB is a non-traditional, experiential learning environment pioneering Design Thinking methods to develop radical solutions to vexing problems by harnessing the power of creative teams. In this course, University of Alabama students design and develop new products, services and businesses in transdisciplinary teams. Students are challenged to lead the class, shape the curriculum, deliver content, and share the results of their work with the goal of training them to become leaders in innovation.

ideaLAB Syllabus