CMA Creative Educator "Design Thinking" prezo, Oct 15, 2010
inspiring a generation of design thinkers
christian long | @christianlong creative educator workshop | cma
be playful design | @beplayful columbus | october 15, 2010
how is this different from project-based learning?
moving beyond school --> innovation to serve the world
“design is an agent of change that enables us to understand complex
changes and problems, and to turn them into something useful.”
“tackling today’s global challenges will require radical thinking,
creative solutions and collaborative action.” -- Tim Brown, IDEO
world economic forum, dubai --> global agenda council on design
principles/ideas/strategies to address complex problems facing us all
can kids really make a difference beyond the classroom?
local/global problems --> challenge children to design solutions now
“our kids need to find ways to
think outside of the box
rather than be confined by what
Design thinking does all of this.
it’s a comprehensive approach to
understanding the world and
understanding how we exist in it.
and it’s so much fun.”
- Melissa Pelochino, East Palo Alto H.S.
Stanford d.school K-12 Lab participant