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Introduction to Design Thinking Workshops

Introduction to Design Thinking Workshops (2-hour) [Download file "The Gift Giving Project.pdf"] [Download file "Facilitat...

Totems: Empathy for Students

An Exercise to Focus your Empathy for your Students as you Launch into a New School Year [image][image] Supplies: ...

Design Thinking Projects and Challenges

A design thinking project is a lesson-based way to explore design thinking. A design thinking challenge is a more open-ended fo...

Hack-tivity Activity

[image] Hack-tivity Activity Objective: To create opportunities for participants to rapidly brainstorm and prototype “h...

DP0 - Redesigning the classroom experience

This is a 1hr-design challenge that was used in a edu-popup class in the Spring 2014. (Teaching Team: Kim Jacobson, David Havens, Guido Kovalskys)...

5 Chairs Exercise

Goal: To encourage students to gain confidence iterating on designs based on human needs, while working with different materials. ...

Spaghetti & Marshmallow Exercise

Goal: To encourage students to work together to practice several design thinking mindsets: Radical Collaboration, Bias to Action, Build to Think,...

THE BRIDGE CHALLENGE

The Bridge Challenge   Activity Description:  The Bridge Challenge focuses on helping students see the power of teamwork. Students wo...

SUPERHERO TEAM

Superhero Team Activity Description: Superhero Team is designed to help students learn about their team members and become more productive...

IMPROV TIME: LETTERS, MACHINES & PROVERBS

Improv Time: Letters, Machines & Proverbs Activity Description: Improv Time is a series of games that promote teambuilding. Time: One 4...

New Shoes 1-hour Project

This is an intro project like the Wallet Project, but better suited to younger people (who might not have wallets or use them much). I've calle...

Hors d’oeuvre Design Challenge

A fun starter challenge. We used it to kick off Future of Stuff Challenge, but can be used in any context. Below are the steps. We print them o...

Space Saturation and Group

[Picture 8.png] Goal To get students to get all of their observations and finding from the empathy stage of the process in one p...

Evolution of a Prototype

[Picture 10.png] Goal To help designers move through multiple iterations of an idea through conscientious testing Duration 40 min to 1 hr ...

Interviewing Skills

Goal [96a86.jpg] To help the designer develop deeper empathy through well thought out questioning and follow up. Durat...

THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN WHO LIVED IN A SHOE

[Download file "SHOE PHOTOGRAPHSPDF.pdf"]There Was An Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe... Activity Description: This activity is designed t...

DIRT CUPS

Dirt Cups Activity Description: Dirt Cups is an team-building activity designed to illustrate the fun of collaborative efforts. Students wo...

I SEE/WE BUILD TEAM LEGO

I See/We Build: TEAM LEGO Activity Description: I See/We Build: TEAM LEGO is an activity designed to illustrate the value of teamwork and c...