Design Thinking: Mindsets and Process
Design Thinking is a fancy name for complex problem-solving (thanks, Stanford U). Innovation is the outcome of problem-solving. Our students will be adults in a very different world, on a very different planet from the one they were born to. An innovators' mindset and creative confidence will help them thrive.
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Why we use Design Thinking in City 2.0:
*Having a process to rely on builds creative confidence.
*Innovation starts with observation, listening, asking, and feeling empathy for people. Placing people at the core is what makes design thinking the best way to solve the complex problems facing our world.
*Readying our students for active, positive citizenship in their changed world requires a toolbox full of skills and a way of looking at the world (mindset) which is open, inclusive, and optimistic.
"Once we spent some time with the kids, it changed everything for me. I wanted to find out everything I could and figure out how to get them what they need."
-Alex '17 (Harlem Renaissance Jazz Garden)
"We loved talking to Phil so much it was almost impossible to avoid designing just for him--even though we knew we should learn about the whole group of Harlem artists." --Jessica '17 (ArtSpark)
Collaborate Ask Why Fix It LISTEN...
Think Flexibly Persist Observe Wonder
CREATE PLAY Research Be Resilient
Diverge/converge Why Wait? Ideate
Seek Feedback Fail Early--Learn Faster "Yes...And" Consensus
Engage Tell Stories ACT GLOBALLY