Design Thinking in K12 classrooms
A group of Master of Graphic Design students at NC State develop creative ideas for incorporating Design Thinking in North Carolina Middle Schools. Using an interaction design point of view. Here is one example of great applicable ideas to start an educational revolution.
Picture: LR & TJB
Laura Rodriguez/MA Graphic Design NCSU
TJ Blanchflower/ MA Graphic Design NCSU
During our graduate studio with design scholar Meredith Davis, we had the privilege of exploring her personal research—the application of design thinking to K-12 classrooms. The outcome was the development of learning materials and technologies that deploy design thinking strategies, specifically for 7th grade science. The first phase of this project was the collaborative research of 6 design students, culminating in a series of large scale posters. During the second phase, we investigated how design thinking strategies could fulfill North Carolina middle school science standards.USING SCENARIOS & OTHER INTERACTION METHODOLOGIES
This process book represents the collaborative and individual development of a prototype system, pertaining to learning human body systems. We developed a problem statement that wonders how an expert mentoring system could use scenarios to address learning outcomes. We utilized subject matter and dynamic information architecture maps, personas, scenarios, user paths, wireframes, and interaction and system behavior analysis to develop rich, thoughtful, and appropriate prototypes. We chose Microsoft Surface as our technological entry point to foster an empathetic, interactive learning experience.