Teach Design Thinking to Your Kids
Use these activities to bring out your child's creative confidence, ability to experiment, and to get from problems to solutions -- in empathetic ways.
The Key Design Thinking Mindsets
- Empathy: Seeing a situation from another person's point of view, and tuning into their needs and emotions
- Problem-Spotting: Redefining a challenge to see opportunities, and ask better questions
- Brainstorming: Coming up with many, wild, ambitious ways to solve problems
- Prototyping: Making things to think through solutions, and to test out ideas you have
- Iteration: Learning from feedback, seeking criticism, and using it to improve your work
- Visualization: Making your thoughts real with sketches, diagrams, and other visual expression
- Creative Confidence: Working boldly without questioning your own skills, or over-analyzing while you are creating
Design Thinking Activities
- Help your kids develop empathy with this interview activity
- Over the holiday break, we have been burning through all of our books in our kids books library. So we decided to take a shot at […]
- Time to make all your family drawings and art come alive with a home gallery
- learn systems and visual design by making patterns out of stamp shapes
- Sequence a dance with your child, for a store you visit all the time
- Create a Surrealist gallery with paintings you create back-and-forth with your child
- Your kid's in charge of your fashion -- and becoming a design thinker!
- Have an empathy-rich morning meal, with eggs cooked in a design thinking way.
- Build your child's design thinking capabilities by drawing out your bedtime rights and responsibilities together.
- Create an awesome, custom pattern just for your family, with their beautiful faces -- and mix drawing and art with mathematics.