Tim Brown, President of IDEO, recently announced the 2nd edition of Design Thinking for Educators. This edition includes many real-life examples of school systems and teachers that have wrestled with the design process to achieve real-life outcomes in the classroom. You can download the free toolkit here. Share it with educators you know.
Even if you are not in the educational system, the toolkit provides a clear roadmap for you to use in your own design challenges. Check out page 15 for a succinct description of a design thinking approach.
While we’re at it let’s give another plug to the Human-Centered Design Toolkit developed by IDEO with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Download it here.