Design Thinking Action Lab Assignment: Ideation Mind Map

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Ideation mind map for the Stanford Online Design Thinking Action Lab course.

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Design Thinking Action Lab Assignment: Ideation Mind Map

  1. 1. Professional with outdated educational background needs a way to update skill set because academic experience has lost relevance for todayʼs modern workplace. Government Hit the lottery and never have to work again Educational lottery for qualified people where better skills = greater chance of winning Go on welfare Run for o ce, change education/employment laws .1% corporate tax for skills training Educational 401k's you can invest in and use at any time Buy educational insurance that pays out if you can't find a job Trade volunteering for educational vouchers - GI Bill for general public Free college for everyone Employers Employers required to hire and upskill workers (tax break) Symbiotic job sharing - pair young and older employees to teach each other necessary skills Work for free while learning skills and scale up salary after Pay employer to hire and train you Dare someone to hire you, if they refuse double-dog dare them Job Seekers Lie on resume Watch Hollywood movie where unqualified person accidentally gets job and gets good at it in a few weeks, take notes Start a Neo-Luddite movement Become ditch digger, world needs them too Practice saying "You want fries with that?" Dedicate 1 hour a day to teaching yourself the necessary skills Buy books and self-learn Take classes at community center or library (low-cost) Reverse mentoring, find younger person with necessary skills to learn from Learn how to better sell the skills you do have Find job in related field requiring similar but less technical skills Go to another less well developed location where skills are still needed Change career to something less technical (downgrade) Go back in time, tell younger self to change major Educational Institutions Get an educational "refund" if degree becomes irrelevant Sue for educational malpractice Go back to school for skills update Buy lifetime membership to school (subscription) Continuing ed discounts for previous students Defer part of education until later in life (pre-pay) Sneak into college classes and pretend you are a student Colleges o er 2nd chance scholarships (do-overs) Double college tuition, have those who can pay for themselves and another person who can't Piggy back on kids tuition when sending them to college Business Models Kickstarter campaign to fund re-education Microtargeted skill upgrades - 3 month customized educational boot camps Make technologies easier to use to lower barriers Software companies give extended free trials and training to potential professional users (built into costs) Technology and software companies hire technically illiterate to help design products Matrix skill injection directly into brain Sell shares in your education, pay dividends once you get a job Create separate job board just for positions with on the job training Specialized recruiters for those returing to the workforce Skills bartering service - list what you know and find someone who knows what you need Exchange where you can request specific training/tutoring from volunteers/fee Video on demand service where people can buy and sell specific training modules Mark Congiusta, Design Thinking Action Lab, 8/12/13 Idea worth persuing Design Thinking Ideation Mind Map 1 Exchange where you can request specific training/tutoring from volunteers/fee 2 Buy lifetime membership to school (subscription) 3 Symbiotic job sharing - pair young and older employees to teach each other necessary skills

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