The Wrong Theory Protocol:

A Tool for Building Empathy in the Design Process

Friday, October 2

10:30 am - 12 PM

Format: Information Session

Theme 2: Equity & Inclusion 

Design thinking is a human-centered process for understanding users' needs and designing thoughtful solutions. In this session, you will learn about the Wrong Theory Protocol, a fun, easy, effective, and on-demand strategy that can be taught alongside the design thinking process to support students in designing empathetic and creative solutions.


Erin Ingam, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

I work as the Community Engagement Coordinator for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources' Science Literacy Initiative at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I am passionate about working alongside formal and informal educators to facilitate authentic, transformative, and equitable STEM experiences to enhance learners' systems thinking and science-informed decision making skills.

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