For most students, orientation means sitting through hours of presentations and speeches. At NYU Stern’s MBA program, it’s a little bit different. Since 2013, new students participate in the Langone Lab, a two-day experiential program. Students participate in a design-thinking experience where they use cutting-edge mobile technology and applications to come up with actual product prototypes that they present to professors and peers.
Though many predicted a paperless age with the proliferation of computers, that promise has remained largely unrealized. However, with recent developments in mobile device and tablet technologies that enhance portability and improve interactivity with digital documents, the idea may at long last be nearing fruition.