What is the human design process? Why is it important in creating a community project?
Students will create a prototype using a design process. The Wallet Exercise, Create a Sport and the Design Thinking Mini Project are three examples of workshops that can highlight the design process. You may choose based on your class needs.
- Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Creative Thinking
- Understanding the Human Design Process
- Discovering empathy
- Creating a prototype
- Project Based Learning
- Human Design
Warm Up Exercise (10 Mins)
Customize a community building warm up activity for your group needs. You can consult the following resources for ideas:
● Warm Ups in Design Thinking
● Partners for Youth Empowerment
● Icebreakers & Teambuilders
● Inuit Games
Choose a Design Thinking Exercise (30mins+)
Step 1. Put the Human Design Process up in the classroom:
EMPATHIZE —> DEFINE —> IDEATE —> PROTOTYPE —> TEST
Step 2. Review the suggested* design thinking workshops (available to teachers on Sharepoint) and decide which is most appropriate for your class:
- Wallet Exercise by MIT (The original design thinking workshop)
- Create a Sport by John Stewart
- Design Thinking Mini Project – Divergent Thinking by John Stewart
*There are many workshops available online. We encourage you to find one that can work for your class and the amount of time you have. Feel free to adapt the workshops to your needs.
Debrief and Reflection (10 mins)
Refer to the chosen design thinking activity for the debrief protocol.