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CREATIVITY

PROBLEM SOLVING
AND DESIGN THINKING
FUNDAMENTALS
• “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
DESIGN THINKING

A PHILOSOPHY STARTED AT A PRACTICAL FRAMEWORK HUMAN CENTERED PROCESS


STANFORD DESIGN SCHOOL FOR CREATIVE PROBLEM
(THE D SCHOOL) SOLVING
DESIGN THINKING PROCESS

EMPATHY DEFINE IDEATE PROTOTYPE TEST

ITERATE

ITERATE
DESIGN
THINKING Observe
Listen Engage Immerse
STEP 1: and note

EMPATHY
DESIGN THINKING PROCESS

EMPATHY DEFINE IDEATE PROTOTYPE TEST

ITERATE

ITERATE
DESIGN
THINKING Use Case Emulate
List List

STEP 2:
Assumptions Constraints

DEFINE
DESIGN THINKING PROCESS

EMPATHY DEFINE IDEATE PROTOTYPE TEST

ITERATE

ITERATE
Gather Inspiration

DESIGN
THINKING Brainstorm

STEP 3: Push Past Obvious


IDEATE
Battery Test
DESIGN THINKING PROCESS

EMPATHY DEFINE IDEATE PROTOTYPE TEST

ITERATE

ITERATE
DESIGN
THINKING Quick
Tangible
Unit
STEP 4: Build Test
PROTOTYPE
DESIGN THINKING PROCESS

EMPATHY DEFINE IDEATE PROTOTYPE TEST

ITERATE

ITERATE
DESIGN
THINKING
STEP 5: TEST PUT IN FRONT
OF USER
OBSERVE ADJUST
DESIGN CHALLENGE PROJECT
TWO WEEKS
2018 CIRT CHALLENGE: ENVISION A SPACE IN AN
IDEAL SCHOOL
• HTTPS://WWW.DISCOVERDESIGN.ORG/CHALLENGES/CIRT-CHALLENGE-ENVISION-IDEAL-SCHOOL
• DESIGN SOLUTIONS TO TRANSFORM, REIMAGINE, OR REPURPOSE UNDERUTILIZED COMMON AREAS
IN A HIGH SCHOOL TO IMPROVE, EXPAND OR OTHERWISE ENLIVEN ITS VALUE AND USE TO THE
STUDENT BODY.
• PROPOSALS MUST CONSIDER COMMON SPACES THAT ACCOMMODATE STUDYING OR DOWN
TIME, FOOD PREP AND CONSUMPTION, AND RECREATIONAL OR SOCIAL SPACE IN AND OUTSIDE OF
THE BUILDING.
• ASSUMPTION FOR THE FUTURE: USE OF MATERIALS, BUILDING TECHNIQUES, STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS
AND APPROACHES SHOULD EMPHASIZE SUSTAINABILITY AS WELL AS BEING EQUIPPED WITH THE
LATEST SMART BUILDING AND SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES.
2018 CIRT CHALLENGE: ENVISION A SPACE IN AN IDEAL
SCHOOL - – WHAT DOES THE EDUCATIONAL SPACES OF THE
FUTURE LOOK LIKE?
• LIBRARY

• CAFETERIA

• COMPUTER LABS

• SCIENCE LABS

• OFFICE RECEPTION AREA

• LOUNGE OR HANGOUT SPACE?

• QUIET STUDY SPACES?

• COUNSELING OFFICE OR MENTAL HEALTH SPACES?

• P.E SPACES/GYM

• INDOOR TRACK? TRACK?

• INDOOR COURTS?
ACTIVITY

1. CHOOSE A SPACE
2. LIST THE CHALLENGES THAT MAY CURRENTLY PRESENT ITSELF
3. ASSUMPTIONS FOR THE FUTURE
4. INTERVIEW AND LISTEN TO TARGET CUSTOMERS
5. RESEARCH TRENDS IN EDUCATION