Technologist

Design-Thinking Approach

To get you started, we’re going to use the process of design thinking. Design thinking taps into a designer’s toolkit to engage users in creating and experimenting to spark new ideas and then use feedback to improve those ideas. The core principle of design thinking is that it is human-centered –the people who will benefit from the product or solution are directly involved in its design. In educational contexts, using the design-thinking approach can be helpful because it focuses on involving learners in finding a solution, to a known problem or challenge, in a collaborative and iterative way.

There are various methodologies and approaches to design-thinking. In this module, we will follow the path of Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Connect and Test.

Technologist Module Design Thinking Process

If design thinking is new to you, watch this video, “What is Design Thinking?” (https://www.youtube.com/embed/0V5BwTrQOCs)