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Q1. What is Design Thinking? Completing this Quest

15. Design Thinking

Completing this Quest

In this Quest, you used design thinking to identify people's needs and identified their problems. You have completed this Quest when you have:

  • created a team with varying backgrounds and strengths
  • explained the different stages of the design thinking process

Image of the Quest 1 Design Thinking Workbook slide with title and digital head image


Screenshot of portfolio imageIf you are using the Student Portfolio, include a description of how you assembled your team.

 Check off this Quest on the 21t4s roadmap 

  I am ready to go on to Quest 2 What's Your Problem

Design Thinking shares a lot of similarities with the Engineering Design Process and the Scientific Method that you may be familiar with. For more information you can check out the following links:

MITECS  Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

1. Empowered Learner
b. build networks and customize their learning environments
in ways that support the learning process 

4. Innovative Designer
a. Know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems
b. Select and use digital tools to plan and manage a design process that considers design constraints and calculated risks

7. Global Collaborator
b. use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints
c. contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal
d. explore local and global issues and use collaborative technologies to work with others to investigate solutions

6. Creative Communicator
a. Choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication