- Ages: 10-14 and 15-17
This club is an opportunity for kids to learn about creative problem-solving and all the steps and tools
it includes. Our expert will lead them through a short project to teach them about design methodologies in a practical way. This course is about finding a problem, coming up with solutions
, and testing their efficiency.
Design thinking is a process for creative problem-solving. It’s a creative process that engages a
person in opportunities to empathize and understand user needs, identify/re-define problems,
brainstorm ideas and finally test these ideas using prototypes to learn and iterate towards the best
solution. It is a methodology to solve problems in innovative and creative ways that can be applied
anywhere. Importantly, design thinking is as much about ‘problem finding’ then it is about
‘problem-solving’. Asking the right question is already half of the solution.
The course will start with an introduction to design thinking after which the children will be
conducting a small-scaled project following the process proposed by Stanford b.school. They will be
tackling the challenge of their choice: water crisis, plastic pollution, food waste and more. They will
take on research, find a specific issue to work on, empathise with their users and brainstorm and
ideate with no boundaries. They will finally confront their ideas to today’s reality and to their users to
evaluate its desirability, feasibility and viability.