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Design Thinking for Educators Discovery through Prototyping

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The process of design thinking as a professional development resource for educators. This slide deck walks through the discovery through experimentation phase, and uses the design thinking language as it appears in designthinkingforeducators.com

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Design Thinking for Educators Discovery through Prototyping

  1. 1. DESIGN THINKING FOR EDUCATORS www.thecreativitycollective.com
  2. 2. Design Thinking applies the tools and processes from the design disciplines (architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, graphic design, product design, apparel design and others) to solve problems. www.thecreativitycollective.com
  3. 3. IDEO Shopping Cart Design 5 day Shopping Cart Challenge www.thecreativitycollective.com
  4. 4. An experienced design thinker maintains a mindset which instinctively reframes problems into opportunities. www.thecreativitycollective.com
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  7. 7. Design Thinking Process Adapted from Stanford d.school and designthinkingforeducators.com www.thecreativitycollective.com
  8. 8. The Process Visualized DIVERGENCE AND CONVERGENCE www.thecreativitycollective.com
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  10. 10. Observe. Engage. Immerse. DISCOVERY www.thecreativitycollective.com
  11. 11. Assume a Beginner’s Mindset Empathy requires intentional Observation www.thecreativitycollective.com
  12. 12. Tactic: Interviews Encourage stories, observe emotion & body language, ask why? www.thecreativitycollective.com
  13. 13. Activity: Sources of Inspiration •Imagine Interesting people to meet •Who are the most motivated students, parents, colleagues, friends you know? •Imagine the Extremes •Who are the least motivated students, parents, colleagues, friends you know? •What are some activities that will allow you to gather information about their intrinsic motivations? Tactic: Interviews Encourage stories, observe emotion & body language, ask why? www.thecreativitycollective.com
  14. 14. Select Participants •What are some specific characteristics? •Quiet child •Dedicated administrator •Gender/ethnicities/ages •Plan your logistics •Survey, Face to Face Interviews, Writing Prompts •Build a Question Guide •No Yes/No Questions •Encourage Storytelling “Tell me about….” Tactic: Interviews Encourage stories, observe emotion & body language, ask why? www.thecreativitycollective.com
  15. 15. Tactic: Interviews Encourage stories, observe emotion & body language, ask why? www.thecreativitycollective.com
  16. 16. Tactic: Analogous Inspiration Maps Create inspiration boards for insights www.thecreativitycollective.com
  17. 17. Create an Analogous Inspiration Board •Where do we find spaces where students are intrinsically motivated? •What do these spaces look like? •Quotes •Photos •Books •Ideas Tactic: Analogous Inspiration Maps Create inspiration boards for insights www.thecreativitycollective.com
  18. 18. Searching for Insights & Scope a Challenge INTERPRETATION www.thecreativitycollective.com
  19. 19. Tactic: Story Share and Capture Unpack Observations and Get Team Members up to Speed www.thecreativitycollective.com
  20. 20. Tactic: Saturate and Group Organize information & Synthesize Data www.thecreativitycollective.com
  21. 21. Tactic: Empathy Map Create a Deep Understanding of the User www.thecreativitycollective.com
  22. 22. Say Do Think Feel Tactic: Empathy Map Say/Do/Think/Feel www.thecreativitycollective.com
  23. 23. Tactic: Composite Character Profile Focus on Salient and Relevant Characteristics of the Composite Character www.thecreativitycollective.com
  24. 24. Tactic: Composite Character Profile Focus on Salient and Relevant Characteristics of the Composite Character www.thecreativitycollective.com
  25. 25. Next Steps As you fully discover and define the problem you want to solve, move into the idea generation or brainstorming stage www.thecreativitycollective.com
  26. 26. Defer Judgment. Go for Quantity. Get wild. IDEATION www.thecreativitycollective.com
  27. 27. TACTIC: Write It, Say It, Slam It (Warm Up) Think of ways that you could improve the modern vehicle. www.thecreativitycollective.com
  28. 28. Tactic: Attribute Listing List shape, texture, feel, size, details. What is 1 attribute you might change/add/remix? www.thecreativitycollective.com
  29. 29. Tactic: SCAMPER Substitute, Combine, Adapt, Modify, Put 2 another use, Eliminate, Reverse www.thecreativitycollective.com
  30. 30. Tactic: Brain Writing Write three ideas. Pass it on. Build on what others have written. www.thecreativitycollective.com
  31. 31. Tactic: Harvest: Cluster & Vote Cluster ideas into themes. Write the theme on one large post-it. Vote (using the small round stickers) on 2 of your favorite themes. www.thecreativitycollective.com
  32. 32. Time to get those ideas out of your head and into your hands. EXPERIMENTATION (PROTOTYPING) www.thecreativitycollective.com
  33. 33. Tactic: Testing with Users Take your idea and remix a current lesson plan. www.thecreativitycollective.com
  34. 34. TACTIC: Prototype to Test What do you hope to test with the users? What sorts of behaviors do you expect? How will you gather feedback? www.thecreativitycollective.com
  35. 35. Before you leave… WHAT WILL STICK WITH YOU AFTER THIS SESSION TODAY? www.thecreativitycollective.com
  36. 36. Thanks for being crazy.

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