I presented a hands-on workshop at the NJECC annual conference. My premiss is that the design process is long and messy. It’s a great vehicle for solving problems and group work. So many skills are learn, practiced and improved but it take a long time. This is ok. Teachers are skilled at adapting and using design thinking or the design process is no different. Students don’t have to go through the whole process every time. Sometimes you will give them the problem so that they can focus on the solution. Other times they will wrestle with what the true problem is without actually designing the solution.
Access my slides from Design: An Incomplete Process.
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For resources on design and design thinking look at Design, Design Thinking and Designers