THE DESIGN THINKING APPROACH ASSUMES LEARNING IS A CALL TO ACTION, WITH STUDENTS “LEARNING BY DOING”.

Design Thinking promotes a solution-based approach to problem solving. Using this framework, students solve problems through creating and innovating, using their critical thinking and collaboration skills, creativity, empathy, curiosity, and optimism. Students immerse themselves in innovation by drawing on methods and ideas from various disciplines, including math, science, arts, and the social sciences.

DESIGN THINKING RESOURCES

WE ARE ALL DESIGNERS - DESIGN THINKING PROCESS

EMPATHIZE

LEARN about the audience for whom you are designing, by observation and interview. Who is my user? What matters to this person?

CREATE a point of view that is based on user needs and insights. What are their needs?

DEFINE
IDEATE

BRAINSTORM and come up with as many creative solutions as possible. Wild ideas encouraged!

BUILD a representation of one or more of your ideas to show to others. How can I show my idea? Remember: A prototype is just a rough draft!

PROTOTYPE
TEST

SHARE your prototyped idea with your original user for feedback? What worked? What didn't?