Human centered design is at the core of GSP. Participants learn about how it can be used to drive positive social change. Through ALA’s flagship BUILD (Believe, Understand, Invent, Listen, Deliver) design-thinking model students learn to investigate root causes of problems and meaningfully connect with their community partners. They also generate solutions, learn to prototype and practice giving and receiving feedback. Participants gain tools and confidence to create long lasting change.
These skills will serve them well in a world that increasingly calls for creative thinking, entrepreneurship and innovation in the quest for solutions to complex global issues.