→ Qualitative user interviews
→ Expert interviews
→ Best practice research
→ Co-creation workshop
Over nearly 8 weeks, we have contacted and selected 10 highly knowledgeable industry and academic partners across Europe. Coupled with desk research on best practices worldwide, we could gain a deep understanding of the relevant user and stakeholder requirements.
After carefully analyzing and unpacking the collected information, we created a matrix that integrated a state-of-the-art overview of existing learning formats, both individual (building knowledge through self-reflection about external stimuli and sources, and through personal re-elaboration) and collaborative (new knowledge is acquired).
Based on the outcomes, we designed, organized and facilitated two half-day Design Thinking workshops with diverse academic and industrial professionals to collaboratively envision and build fresh, bold and insight-driven educational frameworks that successfully bridged the needs of practitioners, industry and academia.
Alice Repetti, Business Consultant at Spark Works
As a result of nearly 6 months of effort, we assisted the Academy’s steering team to determine a sustainable life-long learning concept that bridged the gap between academia and practitioners. In addition we provided the school with an actionable business plan to ensure rapid implementation and successful roll out.