Design Thinking

-making, with others in mind-
Have you ever made something for someone?
How did you know they would like it?
How did you know it would work?
If it didn’t work, did you try to make it better?
When you gave it away, how did you know the
person liked it?
But which one is ‘right’?

This one is great! But wait, where is the ‘play’?
Hey, there it is!
But does that make this
design cycle
‘better’?
What can you see in this design cycle?
What about this one?
Do you think anything is missing?
The trick is to find one that
works for you...
Where
do we
start?
The Gift Giving Project
Design isn’t just about
making gifts…
Sometimes we design to
solve real problems in the
world
https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/style/2014/08/22/the-open-style-lab-mit-desig
ns-for-disabled-neglected-world-fashion/oaIEDluIDW8eYZ70PUaFfJ/story.html
19-year-old Boyan Slat has unveiled plans to create an Ocean Cleanup Array that could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic
waste from the world’s oceans. The device consists of an anchored network of floating booms and processing
platforms that could be dispatched to garbage patches around the world.
Where
do we
start?
7 biggest
problems for the
oceans
http://www.treehugger.com/
clean-technology/the-ocean
-has-issues-7-biggest-probl
ems-facing-our-seas-and-h
ow-to-fix-them.html
Threats to
oceans and
coasts
http://wwf.panda.org/about_our
_earth/blue_planet/problems/
Earth’s
oceans:
Why do they
matter?

Click on the
image in
present
mode to
watch
videos.
Are you eating plastic for dinner?

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/
video/short-film-showcase/are-you-e
ating-plastic-for-dinner
Most garbage in the Earth’s oceans
are plastic. Learn more about how
they found out about it at National
Geographic

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/
news/2014/04/140404-garbage-patc
h-indian-ocean-debris-malaysian-pla
ne/
This is a live cam of a reef off of
Canada:

http://www.oceannetworks.ca/sights-
sounds/live-video/folger-pinnacle-ree
fcam
So what are people
already doing to take
action? What about
kids like you?
18-year-old Boyan Slat combines environmentalism, entrepreneurism and technology to tackle global issues of
sustainability. After diving in Greece, and coming across more plastic bags than fish, he wondered; "why can't we clean this
up?"
19-year-old Boyan Slat has unveiled plans to create an Ocean Cleanup Array that could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic
waste from the world’s oceans. The device consists of an anchored network of floating booms and processing
platforms that could be dispatched to garbage patches around the world.
Artist Dianna Cohen shares some tough truths about plastic pollution in the ocean and in our lives — and some thoughts on
how to free ourselves from the plastic gyre.
Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch — an
endless floating waste of plastic trash. Now he's drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our
seas.
A floating artificial island built in Mexico by British artist Richart "Rishi" Sowa. He's first Island was destroyed by a hurricane
in 2005; a replacement, Joyxee Island, has been open for tours since 2008.
Two Australian surfers are gaining the attention from investors around the world for their invention of a device that helps
clean the ocean, according to Australia's ABC News.
Think!
What action could you take?

What invention could you make?

What skills, attitudes and interests will you need to make this happen?

Who would you need to ask to help you to take action?

How has your thinking been challenged? Did you learn something new?
Websites for
more research
Click on the URL to discover
more about the website:
https://www.theoceancleanup.c
om/
France has become the first country in the world
to ban plastic plates, cups and utensils, passing a
law that will go into effect in 2020. Exceptions will
be allowed for items made of compostable,
biosourced materials. Check out the news article:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldview
s/wp/2016/09/19/france-bans-plastic-plates-and-c
utlery/?utm_term=.f8eb69476ef5
People & Organizations to connect with...

Philippe Cousteau

http://www.philippecousteau
.com/

You can ask him a question
on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/pcoustea
u
More
connections...

http://www.davidsuzuki.org/
issues/oceans/

You can connect with
David Suzuki on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/DavidSu
zukiFDN
You can find lots of
information using
hashtags:

#OceanSummit
#oceans

Or by following cool ocean
organizations!
I tweeted some
questions for
you to start…

Ask another
adult to help you
to connect using
social media.
Think again...
What did you learn were the biggest threats to the Earth’s oceans currently?

What are people already doing to take action?

Could you partner with, or reach out to those organizations?

What could you do to help to take action?

What could you invent to help with ocean conservation? How could you make a
prototype?

Think… How has your thinking changed?
You may want to read…

You can find the book and the free Action Journal to guide
your process here: http://www.helptakeaction.com/
Today