The design process doesn’t have to be inclusive solely to designers. That’s the philosophy of Liz Sanders, a professor of design research at Ohio State University and founder of Make Tools. Sanders, who originally studied anthropology and who holds an advanced degree in experimental psychology, has spent her career encouraging designers to collaborate with end users and other disciplines to produce better products. Prior to her talk April 10 during the West Michigan Design Week, she spoke with MiBiz about her design philosophy, its impact on businesses and society and how design will be shaped in the future.
Specialized industries in West Michigan often run into the same training and talent constraints as high-growth sectors such as the automotive supply chain.
Business professionals and managers looking to take the next step in their careers often turn to graduate degrees such as those offered in executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs to help advance their skills and make important career connections.
Many successful craft brewers have relied on a very inexact science to learn and master their craft and bring it to market. For those companies, the do-it-yourself mentality serves as the romantic side of brewing.
Grand Valley State University plans to expand its Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies with the opening a satellite location in Traverse City for the fall semester in 2015.
There is little debate that the Internet has acted as a disruptive force for a broad range of industries, higher education included.
Talent pipelines are more than just buzzwords among West Michigan companies looking to bolster their workforce development activities.
Even as more business professionals in West Michigan continue to pursue MBAs and other advanced degrees, universities in the region have yet to experience drastic swings in enrollment.
The new strategic plan Ferris State University adopted in May builds off a vision that’s guided the school since 2008.
Tom Haas enters his ninth year as president of Grand Valley State University with a priority of formulating a new five-year vision.
After years of planning and preparation, Western Michigan University this fall will welcome its first class of students at its new medical school.
The next year and a half is shaping up to be a busy period for higher education building projects.
This year’s local Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) student competition, known as the ACG Cup, has a new twist.
Incentives offered by four West Michigan colleges are helping make a college degree more of a reality for students attending Westwood Middle School and Harrison Park School.
Customization is entering a new arena in higher education.
That the West Michigan business community wants to hire and interact more with the Latino community is a sentiment Carlos Sanchez got used to hearing, having served as the director of the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for four years.
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