Librarians can utilize design thinking practices to develop instructional materials, in the development of new products and services, and in prototyping novel solutions to problems. This paper will explore the role of design thinking in teaching and learning via the use of the Blended Librarians Adapted Addie Model (BLAAM), and will illustrate how well-designed learning approaches can be used to create inclusive learning environments. It will present a case study showcasing how an academic health sciences librarian utilized a design thinking process to create a health data literacy instruction service that encourages diverse participation in healthcare hackathons.
Design thinking, hackathons, data literacy, health, diversity
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McGowan, Bethany S., "The Role of the University Library in Creating Inclusive Healthcare Hackathons: A Case Study with Design Thinking Processes" (2019). Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research. Paper 221.