Date of Award

August 2017

Degree Type





Donald W. Carr

Second Advisor

Lucinda K. Havenhand


collaboration, community, intergenerational, intrinsic motivation, life stages, social innovation

Subject Categories

Arts and Humanities


For my thesis investigation, I researched the intrinsic motivational qualities of individuals at diverse “life stages”. I’m trying to develop a method or system of solving problems that tapped into these main things: First the idea of intrinsic motivation, Second the knowledge and understanding of diverse life stages, Third the methods of design thinking, Fourth the cooperative nature of community and collaboration.

I explored these things to develop an intergenerational system of collaboration and thought exchange toward the goal of helping to solve societal issues on many levels, (personal, local, regional, internationally). My design is a collaborative social innovation community.


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