1st Graders at MVP Embrace Empathy Through Bus Stop Design

You don’t have to watch all 12 minutes of these videos; a snip or two from each and you get it.  Design thinking starts with empathy; understanding the needs of the user, of “the other”.  These 1st graders will remember that key because they are learning-by-doing, and it does not cost a penny more than learning-by-sitting-and-listening.  Does it work?  When I visited MVP in the fall, one of their 2nd graders started lecturing me on the power of design, imagining, prototyping, risk, failing forward.  His words, not mine.  Yes, it works.

by glichtman