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An Introduction To Design Thinking -

An Introduction To Design Thinking - | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
The term design thinking gets bandied around a lot these days, but what does it really mean?

For many people, it can almost seem meaningless, a buzzword that helps mystify meaning rather than help sharpen it. Ironically, that’s the opposite of what design thinking should be.

Design thinking is about simplicity in the middle of chaos. It’s about creating as much value as possible for your customers. It’s about serving your users in an intelligent and empathetic method. Most importantly, it’s the idea that innovation has a structure and a rhythm to it, a discipline that can be managed to deliver great results for every stakeholder involved.

Creating new solutions to enduring problems can be difficult, especially if you don’t know where to start. Design thinking gives you the tools and processes you need to focus your efforts where they will add the most value.

“Design is the action of bringing something new and desired into existence—a proactive stance that resolves or dissolves problematic situations by design. It is a compound of routine, adaptive and design expertise brought to bear on complex dynamic situations.” —Harold Nelson

It can take years to become a professional designer, but there are resources out there that teach the basics of design thinking in a fraction of the time. If you wanted to get a view on the fundamentals of design thinking, you can’t go wrong with the following list of resources. Here are six resources that will help you understand and implement design thinking in every facet of your life.

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Creating a Culture of Innovation - Google for Work perspective


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Thoughts on Defining Innovation in Education

Thoughts on Defining Innovation in Education | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

"I’ve been doing some thinking about how to best define innovation in education.  I’ve been reading a lot of mission statements lately for schools and districts and keep finding the word “innovative” used, yet little sign of practices in the objectives, tactics and goals to back this up. The tactics  and action plan seem to be oriented towards producing test scores and the practices seem 20th century at best."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 12, 2013 9:57 PM

Nancy White looks at definitions that businesses use to define innovative and then looks at how education defines innovation. Here is one of her statements:

"In education, innovation often results when ideas are applied to satisfy the needs and expectations of the students."

Take the time to click through to the post and read her other statements and then ask yourself 'Am I innovative? Is my classroom innovative? My school?" or "What changes need to be made to make my teaching, my classroom or my school innovative?"

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Google Introduces Young People to Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Technology

Google Introduces Young People to Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Technology | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Google introduces 10X thinking to kids.

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Spotlight TEDx Talk: Kids need to create technology, not just use it

Spotlight TEDx Talk: Kids need to create technology, not just use it | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
TEDxOslo speaker Torgeir Waterhouse is on a crusade to make coding an integral part of students' early education, especially in his home country of Norway. "I'm driven by the fact and the knowledge...

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Innovation of Education Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

Innovation of Education Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

"The Innovation of Education Infographic covers educational advances over the past hundred years ..."


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Using Story in Design, Innovation, Problem Solving

Using Story in Design, Innovation, Problem Solving | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
How narrative intelligence can help everyone design solutions and generate useful data.

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Michael Allenberg's curator insight, October 4, 2013 7:34 PM

I am becoming a HUGE advocate of designing experiences in conjunction with contextual storytelling!

malek's curator insight, November 5, 2013 7:17 AM

story design process can offer an intuitive planning framework that makes it easier for us to wrangle and resolve complex challenges.

tollywoodfilms's curator insight, November 5, 2013 8:09 AM

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