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What is Design Thinking?

It is a mindset

Design Thinking is the confidence that everyone can be part of creating a more desirable future, and a process to take action when faced with a difficult challenge. That kind of optimism is well needed in education.

Classrooms and schools across the world are facing design challenges every single day, from teacher feedback systems to daily schedules. Wherever they fall on the spectrum of scale—the challenges educators are confronted with are real, complex, and varied. And as such, they require new perspectives, new tools, and new approaches. Design Thinking is one of them.

The design process is what puts
Design Thinking into action.

It’s a structured approach to generating and developing ideas.

The five phases of the design process:

1
DISCOVERY

2
INTERPRETATION

3
IDEATION

4
EXPERIMENTATION

5
EVOLUTION

I have a
challenge.

How do I
approach it?

I learned
something.

How do I
interpret it?

I see an
opportunity.

What do
I create?

I have an
idea.

How do I
build it?

I tried
something.

How do I
evolve it?