Innovation and Design Thinking: Art Education in the 21st Century
Framework for 21st Century Learning Adobe, Apple, Microsoft, Crayola, Dell, Intel, Lego, National Education Association, and Others
Design thinking can help students become successful adults with the 21st century skills of creativity and innovation, critical thinking, and problem solving, and communication and elaboration.
Daniel Pink is the guru of design thinking. He believes the future will be won by those who use the right side of their brains, the side that is emotional and creative.
SchoolArts’ 2008-2009 themes were based on Daniel Pink’s A Whole New Mind
Why Should Art Teachers Teach Design Thinking? Design thinking is engaging to students. Design thinking promotes visual literacy. Design thinking provides meaningful opportunities to collaborate with others. Design thinking is another validation of the importance of the arts. Design thinking can lead to careers in the arts. Who can teach it better than art teachers?
Design thinking is a process for practical, creative resolution of problems or issues based around the building up of ideas. It is about the design of objects, information, environments, and experiences. It is not about the elements and principles of art and design.
IDEO: We are a global design consultancy. We create impact through design. “We’re interested in design that creates a positive impact in the world. With human-centeredness as a core value, we have no interest in designing anything that intends harm.”
Design thinking is the way we approach the world when we imagine exciting new solutions for the future.
IDEO’s Rules for Effective Brainstorming Work collaboratively. The more brains, the better! Defer judgment.There are no bad ideas at this point! Encourage wild ideas. It’s the wild ideas that often inspire the breakthrough insights! Build on the ideas of Think “and” rather than “but.” Others. Stay focused on topic. You get better quality output if everyone is disciplined. One conversation at aThat way ideas can be heard and Time. built upon. Be visual. Try to engage the left and right sides of the brain. Go for quantity. Set an outrageous goal and surpass it!
A Call to Expand Art Education to Include Design Education: Information Design Object Design Environmental Design Experience Design
We are a global design consultancy. We create impact through design.
Object Design Designers must be able to design objects that are not only functional but are also beautiful or emotionally engaging.
The Dr Skud Fly Swatter from Alessi. “Designed by French designer Philippe Starck, it may seem crude to wield a fly swatter but it is a far more ecological response than an insecticide spray! To counteract the savagery of the blow, Dr Skud wears a delicate human face. A tripod enables him to stand erect like a small guardian angel!”
Toy Designs from Japan
Zolo Toys “It is our goal to create imagery and products that are genuine in spirit, bold in attitude, becoming to the eye, and meaningful in truth.”
Bilbao Guggenheim by Frank Gehry
Sustainable Design Designers have the unique ability to make us want things we didn’t even know we wanted or needed.
Retail businesses such as Target and IKEA have built their reputations and success on the basis of selling well-designed objects.
Good design and good designers can help invest work with meaning and create more critical consumers.
How can you have your students use design thinking in the classroom? Have students work collaboratively to build upon each others’ ideas.
Have Students Incorporate Technology to Create Projects and Collaborate from a Distance
Have Students Apply Design Thinking Processes to Art Problems Using Real World Scenarios.
Personal Spaces Explorations in Art, Grade 4 www.dentonisd.org/nwalkup
Explorations in Art, Grade 2
National Winner for 2010 “Rainforest Habitat” Rainforest Habitat I chose this doodle because the rainforest is in danger and it is not fair to the plants and animals. I love everything except spiders and snakes, but I would still save them. Makenzie Melton, Age 9, Grade 3 El Dorado Springs, Missouri