April 4, 2019
Julien Galisson, Leina Diaw, Stéphanie Leverdier, Florence Normandin and Simon Clerc.
The HEC Montréal team of BBA students Simon Clerc, Leina Diaw, Julien Galisson and Florence Normandin took second place in the Royal Roads Design Thinking Challenge. The second edition of this design thinking interuniversity competition, organized by Royal Roads University, in Victoria, was held in British Columbia from March 18 to 22, 2019.
The participating teams, from nine universities and colleges across Canada, were given two specific challenges in the competition. In keeping with the spirit of design thinking, the teams were allowed and even encouraged to consult and share ideas with each other.
The competition was broken up into a number of stages:
The HEC Montréal team was trained and coached by Stéphanie Leverdier.
Design thinking is an innovation management approach calling for co-creation. Users are consulted frequently about the proposed solution throughout the process.