|Ms. Duck and Lauren|
|Ms. Allmann and Mrs. Halbrook|
|Mrs. Parker and Ms. Hunt|
|Dr. H, Ms. Coates, Mrs. Turnbach|
This cohort of educators used the IDEO process for design called Human Centered Design. The process required teams to be very reflective and collaborative throughout the process. The process required us to come up with a number of iterations and prototypes for our final product. I can attest to the fact that the Collaboration by Design idea changed drastically as we went through the process. This whole idea of design was a head "scratcher" for us. We needed the R2 Innovator Incubator to help us find ourselves.
"Human-centered design is a creative approach to problem solving and the backbone of our work at IDEO.org. It's a process that starts with the people you're designing for and ends with new solutions that are tailor made to suit their needs." (IDEO.org)
As you may already know, IDEO is a global design company that designs products and ideas for companies around the world. As educators, we need to learn how to use this process to design units of study, lessons, projects, and activities that we ask our students to complete. The process really requires teams to think about who they are designing or doing the work for and what the needs of that person or group of people might be. We need to teach students how to use this process when completing assignments, projects, presentations, etc... By being able to apply this process to the work they do, students will be better prepared for the work force in the future.