To start the year and ease us back into design briefs, the Innovation Diploma facilitators gave us a design brief for our school. We were to increase traffic and awareness of the outdoor classrooms behind the school. The result would hopefully prove to people that you can learn outside of a classroom and it doesn't … Continue reading The Outdoor Classrooms
BEFORE the week at Stanford’s d.school... I often saw teams being lead by one or two people, and the leaders often didn’t change. Sometimes one person was the leader for multiple projects, taking that role because no one else stepped up to lead. I often heard people complain about the “bossy” leaders because they felt … Continue reading What have you learned about leadership?
A problem is a disconnect between two things. It's this itch of, "That's not right." It's, "This could be better," or "This isn't complete." Over the last year, I've noticed a problem between how adults experience design thinking at my school, and how students experience it. We have fuse, CoI, EdLeader21, and other events were … Continue reading The Disconnect and the Disinterest
One of the things I've heard at some point in time at every design thinking event I've ever gone to is, "This process is not linear. Sometimes you'll empathize before you discover, and sometimes you'll experiment before you empathize. Different steps make sense in different places depending on the problem you are facing," and I … Continue reading The Journey
(This was originally written on September 27th, but for various reasons wasn't put up until today. However, as I've made this new promise to ignore when things aren't perfect as I map out my thinking, I thought it was about time I put it up.) For the past few weeks in Innovation Diploma, we’ve been … Continue reading My Ah-ha Moments
A bit of background before I get into the meat of this post: There are two cohorts this year in Innovation Diploma. There is the Disney Cohort, who all started last year, and the Jobs Cohort, who all started this year. The names were picked by the cohort and are innovators that we admire. In … Continue reading To Help Another