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Q1. What is Design Thinking? Step 2 Breakout

15. Design Thinking


We hope you enjoy the Quest 1 Breakout Learning Activity about Design Thinking.

Open the Breakout Room with this link.

Screenshot of a title Design Thinking, on the web page for the Digital Breakout Activity.

If you need any help, or want to know about a Digital Breakout Activity please refer to the What is a Digital Breakout content box on the right-side menu.

Once you unlock it, you might want to take a screenshot of the Award for your portfolio, or check with your teacher.

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Alternative Activity

Direct link to the video 21t4s 15.Q1 Design Thinking Short (28 sec)

If you choose not to do the Digital Breakout Activity please view the Sprout's video, The Design Thinking Process (3:56)

The Sprout's video steps through the Design Thinking Model created by the Stanford d.School that explains a 5-step process.

Using a design thinking process can help you solve many different types of problems.


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


A Digital Breakout may also be called a Digital Escape Room.

This is a web-based, game-like activity where students use clues to unlock a series of puzzles or activities to solve a challenge (or to escape a digital room).

Students frequently work together, (conference, or chat) as they work to locate and solve clues.

For additional help  to solve a breakout view this short video (3:44).