Why THINK DESIGN Workshop for Youth?
Phases of Design Thinking
One-day engaging workshop where youth creatively attack wicked problems!
- Allows students in mixed-school groups of (4-6) to experience the process of
design thinking as a tool to resolve human-based challenges.
- Engages students’ creativity and curiosity as they adopt the design mindset.
- Connects students with an unique method of interpreting problems.
How does Design Thinking Work?
Empathy = Understanding + Observation - students talk to experts and conduct research. Then they use their experiences as a springboard as they address challenges. Next students observe how people behave and interact. This includes inquiries. Both understanding an observation allow the students to develop empathy.
User + Need + Insights –students focus on people’s needs and develop insight around those needs. The outcome is a statement that defines how to make changes that will impact people’s experiences.
Ideation – students brainstorm a myriad of ideas. No ideas are judged or rejected.
The quantity of ideas is encouraged! Fun and interactive!!!
Prototype – students use tools, objects, drawings, models to convey their ideas quickly. We will provide a variety of tools to help students communicate their ideas clearly.
Iterative testing –student test their prototypes, then return to the ideation and prototype phases to refine.
(Source: d.school, Stanford University)