Design Thinking…Academy Style

Empathy

Define

Brainstorm

Prototype & Test

Design Thinking is a process and mindset for innovation that begins with empathy to identify and understand problems and needs.  Within our classes, students with a diversity of skills, experiences, cultures, and viewpoints work in teams to generate lots of ideas that build off of each other.  Those ideas are tested in the field with “quick and dirty” mockups, key lessons from what worked and what didn’t are captured, and the whole process is repeated.  The results of Design Thinking aren’t just physical products; they can be solutions, systems, services, or even experiences.  See the process in action in the video’s above.

How is Design Thinking Used?

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