Stephanie Short and David Zasada on Design For Delight and Durable Skills

Key Points

  • Intuit’s resources have affected over two million students.

  • 70% of companies engage in the use of design thinking-like frameworks.

  • America Succeeds ran the durable skills framework through 80 million job postings. The skills made up 7 of the top 10 skills requested by employers. 

Design for Delight and Durable Skills Podcast

This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is a part of our New Pathways campaign. In partnership with American Student Assistance (ASA), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Stand Together and the Walton Foundation, the New Pathways campaign will question education’s status quo and propose new methods of giving students a chance to experience success in what’s next. 

On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Shawnee Caruthers is joined by Stephanie Short and David Zasada to discuss Design for Delight’s (D4D) latest case study which highlights core takeaways from the recent D4D camp and course. Earlier this year, America Succeeds and Design4Delight partnered to articulate the effectiveness of Intuit’s Design for Delight program and how well it cultivates Durable Skills.

Stephanie Short is Vice President of Partnerships at America Succeeds, a non-profit education advocacy organization committed to improving educational opportunities, outcomes, and equity by harnessing the influence and acumen of the business community in accelerating systems change.

Dave Zasada is Vice President of Education and Corporate Responsibility at Intuit, a global technology firm specializing in software and the creator of the Design for Delight program. 

People tend to get hired for technical skills, but they are fired for a lack of durable skills.

David Zasada


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