Design Thinking 101

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How might we propose a solution to a problem using Design Thinking?

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Launch Cycle


Design Thinking = Problem Solving


Research = Look, Listen and Learn

Can we use Design Thinking methods to identify obstacles our teachers, peers, or members of our families might face?

Define the Problem

Can we use Design Thinking to identify and select a problem found during the research phase?

Ideate and Apply

Can we use Design Thinking to generate ideas and begin an outline of a solution?

The Wallet Exercise

Using this framework, let’s carry out the “Wallet Exercise” through step 5 and present your ideas for a better wallet.

Rapid Prototyping

Can we identify and summarize prototyping techniques that we can use in our projects?

Select, Implement, and Test

Can we outline a plan to improve our product or design with Design Thinking strategies?

Leading for Change

Let’s organize and administer a Design Thinking activity (similar to the Wallet Exercise) with a group of friends or family who are new to Design Thinking.

Design Thinking 101

How might we propose a solution to a problem using Design Thinking?