• What is design thinking?

    Design thinking utilizes elements from the designer's toolkit like empathy and experimentation to arrive at innovative solutions. By using design thinking, you make decisions based on what future customers really want instead of relying only on historical data or making risky bets based on instinct instead of evidence.

    Currently, 2nd and 3rd graders have a design thinking class that they attend for 30 minutes a day.  Additionally, some homeroom teachers use design thinking to teach core content.

     

    “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