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Dorothy O’Brien Innovation Lab

Opening Fall of 2021, the new School of Human Ecology (SoHE) Dorothy O’Brien Innovation Lab is a 1,700 square foot, flexible, multipurpose learning space for students. Its layout is optimized for design thinking strategies, including collaboration, prototyping, and group ideation.

The Dorothy O’Brien Innovation Lab is an important step in SoHE’s continued dedication to the process of design thinking for our student body. By continually building on our most successful practices while nurturing the best new ideas, UW–Madison is developing the next generation of creative problem solvers through our Design Thinking Program.

Photograph of the interior of the Dorothy O'Brien Innovation Lab with large windows, white walls, and red chairs.
Interior of the Dorothy O'Brien Innovation Lab.
Image of students working in the Dorothy O'Brien Innovation Lab writing on white boards with post-it notes.
Design thinking class working in the Dorothy O'Brien Innovation Lab.