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Ready, Set, Design, Think!

by Sharon Cardia

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Challenge your students
to solve a problem in the school media center using the Design Thinking Process!










An E-book by Sharon Cardia
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Ready
Set
Design
Think!
THE TASK!
EMPATHIZE
How can we improve our school media center? Let's use DESIGN THINKING like innovators from the past and improve our school's media center! Let's solve a problem and empathize with our classmates and peers in our very own school.
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Gather information on your users and observe. Who is my user? What matters to them the most?
Gather information on your users in the media center and observe. Who is your user? What matters to them the most?
Create a point of view based on user needs and insights. What are their needs?
Build a representation of your idea and show others. How can I SHOW my idea? A prototype is just a rough draft.
Share your prototyped idea with your original user for feedback. What worked? What didn't work?
EMPATHIZE
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Gather information on your users and observe. Who is my user? What matters to them the most?
DEFINE
Create a point of view based on user needs and insights. What are their needs?
IDEATE
Brainstorm and come up with as many solutions as possible. Wild ideas encouraged!
PROTOTYPE
Build a representation of your idea and show others. How can I SHOW my idea? A prototype is just a rough draft.
TEST
Share your prototyped idea with your original user for feedback. What worked? What didn't work?
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Steve Jobs was known for his creativity, innovation, and empathy in the design and development of technology products. Let's pretend we are STEVE JOBS and figure out a new development in the organization of our media center. Let's be creative and develop a product such as a new book case or book signs!



Understand the User Needs: Jobs believed in deeply understanding the needs and desires of users. He empathized with their frustrations and challenges, enabling him to create products that addressed real-life problems. For example, the development of the iPod and iTunes was driven by Jobs' understanding of users' desires for a better digital music experience. What is challenging about being in the media center? What do our students desire to have in the media center?

Focus on Users Experience: He put himself in the users' shoes to ensure that Apple's products were intuitive, elegant, and user-friendly. Put yourself in 7th and 8th grade shoes. How can we make our media center more USER-FRIENDLY?

Empower Creativity: Steve Jobs encouraged his teams to think creatively and empathetically. He challenged them to innovate by understanding users' needs deeply and finding solutions that exceeded their expectations. How can we be creative and find a solution that will make our media center amazing.

Have Passion for Impact: Jobs had a strong desire to make a positive impact on people's lives. How can you make a POSITIVE impact in our media center?



Understand the User Needs: Jobs believed in deeply understanding the needs and desires of users. He empathized with their frustrations and challenges, enabling him to create products that addressed real-life problems. For example, the development of the iPod and iTunes was driven by Jobs' understanding of users' desires for a better digital music experience. What is challenging about being in the media center? What do our students desire to have in the media center?

Focus on Users Experience: He put himself in the users' shoes to ensure that Apple's products were intuitive, elegant, and user-friendly. Put yourself in 7th and 8th grade shoes. How can we make our media center more USER-FRIENDLY?

Empower Creativity: Steve Jobs encouraged his teams to think creatively and empathetically. He challenged them to innovate by understanding users' needs deeply and finding solutions that exceeded their expectations. How can we be creative and find a solution that will make our media center amazing.

Have Passion for Impact: Jobs had a strong desire to make a positive impact on people's lives. How can you make a POSITIVE impact in our media center?
EMPATHIZE
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Nikola Tesla's problem-solving approach involved a combination of deep understanding, visualization, creativity, persistence, and a strong focus on practical applications. His unconventional thinking and visionary ideas continue to inspire generations of inventors and engineers.
Visualization and Intuition: Tesla had a remarkable ability to visualize his inventions and solutions in his mind's eye. He often relied on intuition and mental imagery to explore the possible outcomes of his ideas and concepts, which helped him refine his problem-solving approach. What invention do you visualize in our library that could solve a current problem in our media center?

Focus on Practical Solutions: Tesla aimed to create inventions that would have practical uses and positively impact society, which guided his problem-solving efforts. What could you invent for our media center that is practical and makes a positive impact?

Global Perspective: Tesla often thought beyond national borders and sought to address global challenges. His vision of transmitting electricity wirelessly, for example, aimed to solve energy distribution problems on a global scale. How can our media center be used to address global challenges?

Collaboration and Multidisciplinary Approach: Tesla collaborated with other scientists, engineers, and investors to leverage their expertise and resources. Collaborate with a classmate to help our media center be a better place!

Ethical Considerations: Tesla aimed to use technology for the betterment of humanity and expressed concerns about potential misuse of his work. How can we use technology for the betterment of our media center?
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