A lot of parents want their children to be doctors and lawyers, and maybe even engineers and software developers, but there just isn't a lot of awareness about design. The problems we are facing today are going to be solved through creative problem solving, empathy, and getting people aligned to a vision, and design is all about that. The more kids we can get aware of the profession and processes the better.
Michael DiTullo, Industrial Designer
WHAT is DESIGN THINKING?
Design Thinking is a way of thinking. It fosters innovation by combining creativity and analytical approaches to problem solving. It requires collaboration across different disciplines, or subject areas, or career fields. Stanford d.school Executive Director Sarah Stein Greenberg describes it as a "process that highlights problem finding as much as it does problem solving. It is a human-centered design process: one that encourages designers to observe users in the authentic context of their lives and 'empathize,' or experience the same problems that their users are experiencing."
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