What Happens When Students Embrace Design Thinking?

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  1. It’s much easier for students to embrace design thinking when the adults demonstrate and model it regularly. In design thinking, though, constraints are a regular part of the design — as is the final product. Who is your school’s expert on games? Who is your school’s expert on textiles? On knitting and string? On hard materials like wood and metal? On electronics? On writing software code? On graphic design and paper solutions? Design doesn’t exist in a vacuum, and not all solutions are viable (and DFM, design for manufacturing, is a radically different problem than prototyping). Changing your teaching staff’s mindset so that student projects encourage working in different materials and modes of thought is very difficult.

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