American Univesity of Beirut

Interdisciplinary Design Practice Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Interdisciplinary Design Practice Program aims to develop our students' ability to problem find and problem frame as expertly as they problem solve.  Through integrating experiential and exploratory pedagogical methods across MSFEA courses, the IDPP aims to develop a generation of leaders who will have the intellectual agility, collaborative abilities, and tolerance for ambiguity – along with the rigorous technical expertise – necessary to meaningfully address complex 21st century challenges.​​


IDPP Design Principles​

Sticky Notes: Using human-centered design in the classroom

Curious about how to integrate design thinking into your teaching and coursework? 

Wondering about how to make your courses more exploratory, experiential, and collaborative?  

This video series will ignite your creative confidence and spark your imagination by shining a light on real-life success stories from MSFEA faculty members.


Sticky Notes 01 – Professor Harb tricks his entire class (three times)

Want to ask us some questions?  Reserve IOEC 225?  Play with pipe cleaners and sharpies?​​

Peer Design Advising Program

Unleashes​ student’s capacity for creative problem finding, r​​eframing and solving, to foster a generation of breakthrough innovators for world challenges.

Peer Design Advisors are ambassadors of breakthrough innovations. A group of students from multidisciplinary backgrounds who conquered Human- Centered Design’s exceptionally precious and impactful approach, and eager to share our experience and expertise with all MSFEA students.

PDA's unleash the creative capacity inside all MSFEA students by facilitating sessions where we assistguide and empower students to implement design thinking to achieve extraordinary outcomes and reach the goal they set out.

Who can benefit from this?
Are you a student-led club, an FYP team, a student with a promising course project or personal project?

Do you seek optimal team dynamics and communication?
PDAs are here for you! You can schedule sessions to benefit from the design thinking mindset, tools and processes.

Types of Sessions?

  • ​Brainstorming
  • Active listening
  • Lo-res prototyping
  • Mind mapping

If you don’t know what you need, just come in and we will help you figure that out!​​​

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