Design Thinking Develops Empathy

Here are further ideas and resources for global scale Design Thinking projects:

  • “Empathy on the Edge”: An essay on exploring how empathy Design Thinking works.
  • “Extreme By Design”: An interactive experience designed for 4th through 12th grade students, to be completed after watching the Extreme By Design documentary. Learning Episode 1 (“Being an Innovator”) will help students think and act like innovators using the design thinking approach.
  • “A Design Challenge to Students: Solve a Real-World Problem!”: This blog provides a couple of design challenge ideas to use with elementary and high school students.
  • The Ethics Institute at Kent Place School: This innovative program will bring teams of educators and students from schools across the metro-New York area to the Kent Place School campus to develop new approaches and solutions to complex real-world issues within their respective school communities using methods adapted from the Ethical Decision-Making Model and Design Thinking.
  • “Design Thinking, Making, and Learning from the Heart”: A blog highlighting the process of design thinking to redesign high school social studies curriculum.

 

Heather Singmaster