There is no part of the design thinking process I dislike more than the interviewing stage (called Empathy on my school's model). This is ironic, of course, because it becomes very difficult to do the rest of the process without this step and defeats the purpose of the process in general. I have long been … Continue reading End of the Semester Reflection
After my last post, everyone working on the Outdoor Classroom Mini-Design Brief was split up into smaller groups. We have one group working with Porsche, one with AT&T Foundry, one with the City of Sandy Springs, and now one with The Frazer Center: my group. The Frazer Center is a non-profit that helps adults with disabilities … Continue reading The Frazer Center
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?
There's a project I've been working on for a few months now that I haven't written about yet because of many reasons, but mainly because I was having a hard time finding the words. Right now in Innovation Diploma, we're working with the developing company S.J. Collins enterprises to design an outdoor space in their new … Continue reading Interviews and Insights
Innovation Diploma has some pretty cool facilitators in the forms of Mr. Adams, Mr. Boden, Mrs. Cureton, and Mr. Edwards. Over the past couple of years, I've gotten to know each of them well, and they've gotten to know me. When I was a freshman, Mr. Adams scared me a little. He was this strange … Continue reading January Joys: The Innovation Diploma Facilitators
Today in Innovation Diploma we were talking about building a network with blogging and Twitter, and a couple of people were commenting they find it frustrating that I seemed to have gained a following of readers so easily and that they are having a hard time building their own network. It made me think about how I … Continue reading January Joys: You