The unique challenges of the 21st century demand a shift in perspective and skill set. The Interdisciplinary Design Practice Program (IDPP) answers this call to action through its vision to inspire changemaking by becoming a leading design thinking and experiential learning hub at AUB, Lebanon and the region.
To tackle the complex problems of the future, we will need to move beyond the silos of our departments and disciplines. To that end, one of IDPP’s primary objectives is the cultivation of dynamic synergies across knowledge borders within and across MSFEA, by integrating Design Thinking in teaching, research, and related practices at MSFEA and beyond. Through its different touchpoints, IDPP aims to develop the students’ intellectual agility, collaborative ability, and tolerance for ambiguity that are necessary for future leaders. It is a certainty that, in the coming future, Design Thinking will be an essential criterion for the success of any endeavor. As such, IDPP’s goal is to turn Design Thinking into a basic transferable mindset to every MSFEA and AUB student.