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Pay it forward - Planning and Assessment of a Coaching Seminar for Global-Design Team Alumni

Pay it forward - Planning and Assessment of a Coaching Seminar for Global-Design Team Alumni

Year: 2014

Section: Education and teaching of design, product development, and innovation

Editor: Miko Laakso, Kalevi Ekman

Author: Franziska Hager, Thomas Kowark, Matthias Uflacker

Series: NordDESIGN

Institution: Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany

Section: Education and teaching of design, product development, and innovation

Pages: 008-017

ISBN: 978-1-904670-58-2

Abstract

Global design teams have different problems and needs throughout their projects. For the teams’ coaches this can amount to a high workload acquainting themselves with new topics and preparing different coaching sessions for the teams. In this paper, we present a coaching seminar that lets alumni of a global design course give additional coaching sessions to current teams, and thus allows relieving the dedicated team coaches. The alumni are given the opportunity to share their knowledge and to prepare and run a coaching session. The teams can discuss their problems with peers and receive additional input when needed. To ensure our goals are met we evaluated the seminar through observations and questionnaires and present the results as well as derived changes to the next iteration of the seminar.

Keywords: Design thinking education, coaching, experience transfer, design engineering

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