Over 300 students from the University of Hertfordshire and Brooklyn College in New York, Nagoya Zokei University of Art and Design in Japan and Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town, South Africa put their creativity to the test in the ambitious online Design Sprint – thought to be one of the first events of its kind held by a university anywhere in the world. A Design Sprint is used to tackle complex businesses questions through design, prototyping and the testing of ideas – and is often done in a shorter timeframe compared to typical design cycles. Students with a mix of different creative skills (including fashion design, business, product design, architecture, photography and animation) were split into teams and supported throughout the week by expert mentors from the University’s School of Creative Arts, our Sprint partner – Brooklyn College and industry. The challenges they tackled were put to them over Zoom by some of the University’s industry partners. This year our judging panel included Maria Conelli, Dean of the School of Performing Arts and Qing Hu, Dean of the Koppleman School of Business both at Brooklyn College. For more information on the 2022 Design Sprint, please click here.