Welcome to Class
Guest: Kim Smith
Design Thinking Overview: Empathy 1.0 (space saturation), Define 1.0
Homework: Madlibs and "How MIght We's"
Class Outline:Intro to class and Design Thinking Overview
Talking points: Introduction of faculty, we're going to use design thinking to tackle problems in education. We know you have questions about the class, but we're asking you to hold those to the end of class today. We are going to bias towards action and jump right in.
Design thinking overview: Here's the process. (talk about the basics of each stage). Today we're going to start with doing empathy a number of different ways: Guest, videos, pre-work interviews.
Guest Kim Smith (60 min)
Jennifer introduces Kim
Empathy Talk (5 min)
Highlight of the main points of empathy: understanding problems through human needs is fundamental to what we do, we start with the users and what they care about and need.
Needs and insights are only things that you can find by talking to and observing people.
Connecting user needs with larger understandings about the subject
Empathy Video (10 min)
What do these people care about? What is important to them? What do they need?Teacher CollaborationFamily Involvement
Space Saturation Activity (15 min)
Show example space saturation board and explain the why - we do this to remember our users and to prompt the conversation about them, thinking about their needs and stories.
Get in your teams, and start to talk about what you learned from your pre-assignment.
Define Talk and Homework Explanation (8 min)
Define is when you actually define the problem that you're going to be working on based on your empathy work. It serves as a launching point for generating ideas and you'll see this in brainstorming. One way to define the problem is to describe the user, one need that he or she has (hint: needs are verbs), and insights or surprises that you learned about that person.
For homework, continue your space saturation as a group. You need to complete the POV madlib sheet, and generate at least 4 'How might we' statements.
POV madlib sheet:
'How might we...' sheet:
d.school usage with Erika (5 min)
We are all creative citizens of this new space. We want to support you in doing this work, and here's Erika to explain more about what that means. You have 24 hour access. Help keep this place great.
More details about this class. (POLS situation) Questions?
Day 1 Debrief:
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