Design Thinking

Learning Goal:

    • Students will understand the design thinking process

    • Students will be able to apply design thinking to a real-world problem or challenge

CHANGE NEXT TIME OR maybe bloxels or makedo??? ??


ADD JACP DESIGN THINKING INFO - 2.2 What is Design Thinking?, 2.3 Solving Customer Problems, Empathy Map, Problem Statement Structure

What is design thinking? Share your thoughts with this collaborative page. We will check out the video below to learn more (shorter video) (really short). Here is a good example of what design thinking might look like when applied.

In class, we will use this link and the ones below to complete a virtual crash course in design thinking. You will need a partner, feel free to relocate. We will have a collection of art supplies to use for prototyping.

  • Kick off a Crash Course

    • Facilitator Playbook (teacher)

    • Participant Worksheet - To save paper we will reference this document and type the info in a Google Doc. For sketching, use paper or the drawing tools below.

    • Prototyping materials: large & regular construction paper, styrofoam cups, dixie cups, foam balls (popular), index cards, tape (scotch, masking, electrical, duct), binder clips, aluminum foil, wooden dowels variety, jumbo craft sticks, wooden skill sticks, pipe cleaners (popular), fuzzy kit (balls, eyes, sticks), scissors, hot glue guns and glue, pencils, crayons, markers, etc.

    • Virtual Crash Course Video (play saved version)- We will shorten each of the work periods by about one minute or more. Stop at 1:16:36.

Sketchnoting & Drawing Tools

- Aww App: Online Whiteboard

- Sketchpad

- InspirARTion

- Sketchboard

- AutoDraw - Uses AI to guess what you're drawing

- Twiddla

- More

design thinking graphic

Hopefully, after the crash course you have a better understanding of design thinking. We'll review the process using the image above.

The Challenge - Design Thinking Challenge

Use this link to apply design thinking to a real-life problem or challenge.