Design Thinking: A Crash Course
Hosted at Traip Academy
This semester long program introduces students to the creative, problem-solving process of design thinking. Based on principles taught at Stanford University’s Institute of Design, students will engage in a series of design sprints over the semester. Working in small teams, students will be presented with a challenge, and work through the five stages of the design thinking process to come up with a solution. After completing several basic design sprints, students will explore deeper into the five phases of the design process. For the final phase of this program, student teams will be paired with local community member “coaches”, who will guide students through a real-world challenge, culminating in a final project that will be presented to the class and community.
Requirements: This program is open to all Traip Academy students in grades 9 - 12. Some of the design challenges will require students to work and meet with their teams outside of regular program times. Total active student time beyond regular program times should not require more than 1 - 3 hours per week.
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