Design Thinking

design thinking

Inefficiencies, distractions, and time wasted on over complicated tasks are part of the grown-up experience. But do they have to be? In this apprenticeship, students use design thinking to answer this question with a resounding “No!” The lessons in this unit focus on easing the strain of one part of the day, the morning routine! They will promote the kind of thinking that will enable students to design their way out of those inefficient tasks, eliminate distractions, and remove unnecessary complications to everyday tasks.

This unit asks students to build things based on a number of RAFT kits which will give students some technical training with physical materials. Students will use the skills learned in these design challenges to develop a solution for a large-scale and relevant challenge: “Design something to solve a problem during morning preparations for school or work."