Arc Aspicio Collaborates with UPenn on the 2017 Design Challenge
Washington, DC, February 7, 2017 — Arc Aspicio announced they are sponsoring the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Innovation and Design Club’s Spring 2017 Design Challenge. The purpose of the 2017 Design Challenge is to use Design Thinking to develop innovative solutions to improve airport security at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).
For the design challenge, students visit the airport to observe and conduct interviews for inspiration and to understand passenger perspectives using Design Thinking. Design Thinking is a human-centered approach to solving challenging problems. The Wharton Design Challenge and Arc Aspicio embrace design thinking and are challenging participants to come up with innovative solutions to help improve security processes.
Arc Aspicio defined the transportation security challenge, conducted the Kick Off presentation, and will judge the final presentations. With Design Thinking at the core of Arc Aspicio’s strategy and transportation security a key component of Arc Aspicio’s mission, the company was a natural partner for the Design Challenge. Using their homeland security expertise and experience, Arc Aspicio defined the challenge topic and connected the school with crucial transportation security experts in the government.
The design challenge, which kicked off Friday, January 27, 2017, runs for one month, with final presentations on Friday, February 24, 2017. President Rob O’Keefe and Design Thinking leader Christina Tierno traveled to Philadelphia for the kick off and plan to return to Philadelphia in February to judge the results of the challenge.
“Arc Aspicio is dedicated to using innovation practices like Design Thinking to increase security while simultaneously improving customer experience.” says Rob O’Keefe. “We are very excited to be a part of this event, teach the students about applied Design Thinking, and bring the student-generated ideas back to the transportation security mission.”
The Penn Innovation and Design Club includes graduate students from the University of Pennsylvania. For more information on the 2017 Wharton Design Challenge, please visit http://whartonidclub.com/2017-challenge/.
Lynn Ann Casey
Chief Executive Officer
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