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Design Thinking Workshop



I used the Stanford Design school crash course as a reference:

I did the introductions and the presentation about the steps in Design Thinking, and then have the kids go through all the steps. There is a handout that I use so the kids can go through the steps. It's important that you time them through each step. Then they spend the rest of  the day prototyping. 

I gave a 15 minute crash course on Sketchup and also gave a 15 minute crash course on how to make architectural models out of foamcore and cardboard (I also brought a lego kit). I went on Youtube and looked up on how to make architectural models and it's straightforward. And you want to tell the kids to be very careful with the knives. 

In the end the students will either have a 3D model or an architectural model that they can present in front of everybody. 

9:15-9:45Talk about design thinking
9:45-10:00Interview phase
10:00 - 10:10Findings, problem statement
10:10 - 10:25Brief presentation about architecture/inspiration
10:25 - 10:50Ideate, feedback, ideate phase 2
10:50 - 12:00 Brief intro to Sketchup and prototyping session on Sketchup
12:00 - 13:00 Break
13:00 - 14:15Brief intro to architectural model building, and prototyping session
14:15 - 14:45Presentations
14:45 - 15:00Closing and clean up