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lement of empathy in solution-based learning and design thinking.
The importance of having seen the world through a design-based lense.
The design thinking Adam has seen in his kids’ games that encompass collaboration, creating, and iterating as they go.

Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer's toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.”
— Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO

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Classroom Integration Design Thinking Resources

AJ Juliani. The Beginner’s Guide to Design Thinking in the Classroom. (Accessed July 15, 2017).

A guide for educators to break down the core principles of design thinking.

Getting Smart. Design Thinking and Its Impact on Educational Innovation January 3, 2018

Podcast interview with classroom educator discussing the value of design thinking for students, where to get inspiration, and key components for implementation.

Getting Smart. Real Life Examples of Design Thinking in the Classroom

Grade level examples of integrating designing thinking into a classroom for student-centered learning outcomes

IDEO. Design Thinking for Educators. (Accessed July 5, 2017).

The best handbook for educators to explore the basic principles of design thinking.

Stanford D-School. 5 Ways to Integrate Design Thinking in K-12 Classrooms. (Accessed June 21, 2017)

A resource to consider how to put design thinking processes into your instructional cycle and the core frameworks.

Design Thinking Literature Review

Campbell School of Innovation. https://csi.campbellusd.org/innovation?utm_medium=social&utm_source=link.... 2018. (Accessed October 1, 2018)

Design thinking, growth mindset and the “Four Cs of Learning” provide the framework by which students at CSI seek, learn, and lead.

Data Science Central. Can Design Thinking Unleash Organizational Innovation? 2017. (Accessed October 2, 2018)

Design thinking is the key to unleashing the creative and innovative resources of any organization.

Charlesl Tsai. If students designed their own schools...2013. (Accessed October 2, 2018)

The best small town in America experiments with self-directed learning at its public high school. A group of students gets to create their own school-within-a-school and they learn only what they want to learn. Does it work? Charles Tsai finds out by spending a week with the Independent Project.

Sean VanGenderen. What Is Design Thinking? 2014. (Accessed October 1, 2018)

This brief animation provides an overview of what Design Thinking is and how it differs from traditional design.

Guido Stompff. Speed up Innovation with Design Thinking. 2016. (Accessed October 1, 2018)

Innovation made simple. Elements of design thinking are the core of Guido’s idea.

IBM Think Academy. How It Works: Design Thinking. 2014. (Accessed October 3, 2018)

This video outlines how to solve a problem or find better ways of getting work done using design thinking strategies.

David Lee. Design Thinking with Elementary Students (First Grade). 2014. (Accessed October 3, 2018)

This video chronicles a design challenge for first graders called "Define the Ultimate Animal".

Harvard Business Review. Making Failure More Productive. 2014. (Accessed October 3, 2018)

This video describes a three-step approach for harnessing failure.

John Kolko. Design Thinking Comes of Age. 2015. (Accessed October 1, 2018)

This approach applies the principles of design to the way people work.

IDEO. Design Thinking for Educators. 2014. (Accessed July 5, 2017)

Review this website and download the toolkit in the upper right corner of this website. The toolkit contains graphic organizers, lesson guides, and resources to help teachers get started bringing design thinking into the classroom.

Anne Stevens. How to Apply Design Thinking in Class, Step by Step. 2013. (Accessed October 2, 2018)

This blog post contains a set of "frequently asked questions" for teachers nervous about engaging in design thinking in their classrooms.

Maureen Carroll, et.al. Destination, Imagination and the Fires Within: Design Thinking in a Middle School Classroom. 2010. (Accessed October 2, 2018)

This 2010 study by researchers at the Stanford University Design School examines the benefits of design thinking in a middle school context, specifically on student creativity and perseverance.

AJ Juliani. The Beginner’s Guide to Design Thinking in the Classroom. 2016. (Accessed July 15, 2017)

A guide for educators to break down the core principles of design thinking.

Stanford D-School. 5 Ways to Integrate Design Thinking in K-12 Classrooms. 2016. (Accessed June 21, 2017)

A resource to consider how to put design thinking processes into your instructional cycle and the core frameworks.

Philips Healthcare. Philips Healthcare Consulting and Design Thinking. 2018. (Accessed October 3, 2018)

This video, produced for Philips Healthcare Consulting, provides a brief overview of their experience with a Florida clinic. Pay attention to how the values of the clinic are visible in the new space, and how voices which may otherwise be ignored are elevated through this process.

Dave Thomsen. Why Human-Centered Design Matters. 2018. (Accessed October 3, 2018)

By examining the history of Corn Flakes, Dave Thomsen examines the important elements of designing for user needs and experience.

Florida Hospital Innovation Lab. Stages of Design Thinking - Empathy. 2016. (Accessed October 3, 2018)

This video, created by the Florida Hospital Innovation Lab, provides a brief introduction to the "empathy" phase of a design process.

Jerry Cao. The Practical Guide to Empathy Maps: 10-Minute User Personas. 2018. (Accessed October 3, 2018)

Empathy maps are a good way to synthesize information collected by interviewing people. It's a resource that can be used to identify their feelings, needs, and influencing factors.

NYPublic.org. CEC 1's Community Engagement Lab. 2014. (Accessed October 3, 2018)

This video shows an example of a new school in New York that was being designed using a design thinking process. This video is a series of clips from a community engagement meeting used to gather feedback about the needs of the school.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. SFMOMA Tips for Interviewing For Empathy + Suggested Questions 2018. (Accessed October 3, 2018)

A series of interview tips and sample questions from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art that they use for design thinking research. Key takeaway "Encourage stories. Whether or not the stories people tell are true, they reveal how they think about the world."

Google Ventures. Get better data from user studies: 16 interviewing tips. 2012. (Accessed October 3, 2018)

This resource from Google Ventures is a great list of tips for conducting interviews to get useful insight from the people involved in your design projects.

For questions about this information, contact Janice Mertes (608) 267-1054, Chad Kliefoth (608) 267-9289