Hill's Design Thinking for World Change course offers students an opportunity to work on projects within our community and beyond through a human-centered approach to solving real-world problems by understanding users’ needs and developing insights that can impact individuals and communities. Through dialogue, observation, and empathy with the end users, students will learn how to ideate solutions that fit into the environment. This process is called Design Thinking. Students will research, interview and connect with end users. Students will prototype and present projects to the end user. Emphasis will be placed on creativity, collaborative thinking, class participation, and oral presentation. Projects have included working with Sodexo (Hill's dining services) to reduce food waste, redesigning the tech lab and, working with nonprofit organizations such as Operation Backpack and the Ricketts Center/Olivett Boys and Girls Club.