Design Thinking is… DUH

I started jotting some notes while reading up on DESIGN THINKING and for those of you who don’t know what this is, I thought I would supply you with the wikipedia definition:

“Design Thinking refers to the methods and processes for investigating ill-defined problems, acquiring information, analyzing knowledge, and positing solutions in the design and planning fields. As a style of thinking, it is generally considered the ability to combine empathy for the context of a problem, creativity in the generation of insights and solutions, and rationality to analyze and fit solutions to the context.”

This is the first time I have really researched Design Thinking and this is pretty much what my paper ended up looking like at the end of 3 hours of reading up on what I consider to be amazing and obvious at the same time. I just wanted to scream out “Why didn’t we think about all this sooner?”

A couple great resources and articles I’ve found that everyone must check out:

Design Thinking for Educators

‘Design Thinking’ and Higher Education

Stanford University’s Dept of Ed

Huffington Post’s “Design Thinking for Education: What if?”

Check it out, please!


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