Education - Design Thinking
Today we aim to:
give you a better understanding of the design thinking process
to provide an opportunity for students to work through three components of the design thinking process
- Empathy, Defining and Ideating -- using a task based on a story
use this workshop as a prototype for students to assess and provide feedback
learn the vocabulary associated with design thinking
Design Task - Elementary
- Three Little Pigs have built houses to protect themselves from a Big Bad Wolf. Look at the issues that plague the Pigs. Can you design a solution in light of the current situation that may give the pigs some peace of mind?
- Big Bad Wolf is awake, hungry and looking for a meal. The Three Little Pigs have built houses to live in nearby. Can you design a solution that would satisfy the needs of the Wolf?
Design Task - Secondary
Using the picture book, Home and Away by James Marsden as a graphic illustration of the refugee and immigrant experience, students explore various outcomes that would facilitate an immigrant in settling in their new country. A summary of Home and Away gives students a fictional account of what a family in war experiences as refugees from their homeland. We encourage students to focus on one of the following concerns: food, accommodation, community or employment.
Questions for Feedback and Testing
Please consider the following questions that will provide Paula and Tammy pertinent information about this workshop (prototype):
- Have we achieved our objectives? Eg. Do you feel you have a better understanding of the design thinking process?
- Is there one particular element you feel was particularly strong? Particularly weak?
- Did you feel there was enough time or too little time given for the given task?
Anything else you'd like us to know regarding this workshop?
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