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Resources & innovative ideas using cross-media/transmedia storytelling methods in children's publishing & Maker Education. Focus on Empathy & web/digital literacy as social engagement
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Design Thinking: Creative Ways to Solve Problems | Edutopia

Design Thinking: Creative Ways to Solve Problems | Edutopia | Transmedia 4 Kids | Scoop.it

The k12 Lab has distilled the design process down to the following steps: Understand, Observe, Define, Ideate, Prototype, and Test. All around their office in Stanford, California, the process is illustrated on whiteboards: A word circled in the center of the board indicates the subject at hand, while related ideas radiate out from the center, like branches on a family tree with many cousins.

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What is Design Thinking Anyway? : Observatory: Design Observer

What is Design Thinking Anyway? : Observatory: Design Observer | Transmedia 4 Kids | Scoop.it

Design thinking, as a concept, has been slowly evolving and coalescing over the past decade. One popular definition is that design thinking means thinking as a designer would, which is about as circular as a definition can be. More concretely, Tim Brown of IDEO has written that design thinking is “a discipline that uses the designer’s sensibility and methods to match people’s needs with what is technologically feasible and what a viable business strategy can convert into customer value and market opportunity.” [1] A person or organization instilled with that discipline is constantly seeking a fruitful balance between reliability and validity, between art and science, between intuition and analytics, and between exploration and exploitation. The design-thinking organization applies the designer’s most crucial tool to the problems of business. That tool is abductive reasoning.

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Transforming Children's Spaces: Children's and Adults' Participation in Designing Learning Environments (Paperback) - Routledge

How can young children play an active role in developing the design of learning environments?
What methods can be used to bring together children’s and practitioners’ views about their environment?
What insights can young children...
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