The future of project-based learning for engineering and management students: Towards an advanced design thinking approach
The paper is devoted to the use of design-thinking approach in organization of multidisciplinary students’ project work, specifically for Academia – Industry collaboration. The methodology will offer full-scale support for developing of Design thinking essential elements: People, Space, Method/Processes.
SAP Academic Initiative - the SAP Next-Gen program is an innovation platform for the SAP ecosystem enabling companies, partners and universities to connect and innovate with purpose linked to the UN Global Goals. SAP Next-Gen Lab concept is as essential element of SAP Next-Gen program. Design thinking is integrated part of project based education at SAP Next-Gen Labs. The importance to create interdisciplinary team of students, with diverse education and culture backgrounds is explained. The principles of Advanced Design Thinking approach for SAP Next-Gen Labs for both Management and Engineering discipline students was described using Stanford ME310 course and recently opened Next-Gen Lab at Plekhanov Russian University of Economics.