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Design Innovation

Design Innovation

Inspiring Creative Problem-Solving

The Design Innovation Initiative (DI) brings together students, faculty and experts from multiple disciplines to thoughtfully address technology and society through design and innovation strategies. DI supports and inspires students to become creative, intersectional problem-solvers who are fearless collaborators in the face of complex problems. This is accomplished through coursework and co-curricular projects, competitions, hackathons and grand challenges as part of a “challenge-based innovation” strategy.

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Tour the DI Hub

Take a self-guided tour through the Design Innovation Hub.

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DI Nodes Across KSU Campuses


New DI Hub


DI Fellows

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Engaging in Local Communities

Students in the DI Reframing Experiences course participate in experiential learning activities within our local communities to gain a deeper understanding of the social and ecological fabric that makes the region unique.

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Support Our Students

Whether your gift supports technology, collaborative coursework or challenge-based competitions, your generosity will help make our students’ futures Forever Brighter.