Design Thinking is an iterative, creative problem-solving process that involves five key steps:
empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test.
Design Thinking is a human-centered approach to solving problems.
Organizations around the world – including IDEO and the Stanford d.school – use Design Thinking to create innovative solutions. In the classroom, students can use this approach to engage in authentic learning experiences.
Design Thinking helps students learn how to:
- Communicate and define a problem
- Conduct interviews and develop empathy
- Solve real-world problems and practice creativity
- Understand others, the needs of others, and their own place in the world
Teaching Empathy Through Design Thinking
Design thinking is about solving a problem for someone, and creating a product for someone.
EdTech Tools for Design Thinking
When implemented with proper support, technology is a tool that can be used to amplify learning during the Design Thinking process.
Combining Systems Thinking & Design Thinking
Students can use Systems Thinking to identify problems and Design Thinking to solve those problems.
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