Cross Faculty Innovation - Developing Changemaker Competencies through Virtual App Prototyping

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationTeaching


Cross-faculty innovation team will present an ILT funded project and their experiences from several, diverse workshops benefiting students across Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Product Design. Throughout the project a series of structured activities have been used to support transitioning student skills, including networking across the faculty subject expertise in FAST and FBL, problem solving and new product development (NPD), devising a design brief and undertaking App development in an industry standard prototyping tool (Adobe XD). The activities resulted in the co-creation of app prototypes that address the decline of mental health in students during lockdown. The paper explores the enterprise and innovation facilitation, informs Changemaker competencies and proposes an iterative model of collaboration. The process has been captured in a blog format, by student researchers and a dedicated NILE Organisation Module.
Period15 Jun 2021
Event titleUniversity of Northampton Annual Research Conference 2021
Event typeConference
LocationNorthampton, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionRegional


  • Changemaker, Collaboration, Prototyping