This all started with . . .

the SyBBURE Searle Undergraduate Research Program at Vanderbilt University. This program mentors undergraduate students in research and design. Twenty five percent of the program is dedicated to innovative projects that focus on building and enriching the creative portion of each student’s mind. To facilitate this, we created a concept for a design process, called “Vigilante Innovation”. The core idea behind Vigilante Innovation, or VIX, is to encourage students to take matters into their own hands when it comes to innovation. Don’t presume those with more experience are the only ones equipped to make things better. Interest, drive, and an important problem are the more critical factors. To help students navigate the design process, the Vigilante Innovation Guide was born (and iterated many times). We didn’t want to stop there. We want others to benefit as well, so we turned it into a website for your use. The full guide can be downloaded below. But you can also look at the activities separately on the following pages and download only the activities you want.