DESIGN THINKING: The Academy of Tomorrow

DESIGN THINKING: The Academy of Tomorrow

Date: 
June 24, 2017
Event Location: 
Mulgrave School

The Academy of Tomorrow is thrilled to announce their exclusive June collaboration with Mulgrave School in Vancouver!  On Saturdays throughout the month of June (10:00am -4:00pm) they will be hosting 4 different programs at Mulgrave School.
 
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DESIGN THINKING: June 24th
What is design thinking and why does it matter for today’s youth?
Design thinking is an approach to creative problem solving. It employs skills of empathy, synthesis, brainstorming, prototyping, and challenge definition. When we use a design thinking approach to a challenge, we learn to rely on our ability to be intuitive, to recognize patterns, to construct ideas that are emotionally meaningful as well as functional, and to express ourselves by building solutions that helps address challenges in the world.
At its core, design thinking is the means by which we generate creative ideas and make positive change happen in the world. Given the great challenges we have in the world today, design thinking is one of the most important ways we can prepare our youth to positively shape our future… while they develop confidence in their creative abilities.
Who uses Design Thinking? One needs to look no further than the recent success of design-driven companies like Warby Parker, Fab, AirBnB and Pinterest. We’ve also recently seen digital stalwarts like Google, eBay and LinkedIn invest in the design thinking to drive innovation.
What will we do in the workshop?
Students will “learn by doing”. They will work on a project throughout the day that will allow them to move from practice design thinking, from sensing to ideation, visioning, prototyping and presenting their ideas.