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Q1. What is Design Thinking Vocabulary

15. Design Thinking

Diagram of Design Thinking Modes: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test with arrows between different icon images.


Key Vocabulary

Define mode: Define mode is the mode that explicitly expresses the problem that one strives to address.

Design thinking: Design thinking is the process used to create something to solve a problem.

Empathize mode: Empathize mode is the mode to understand the values of others. 

Ideate mode: Ideate mode is the mode one creates new concepts and ideas.

Prototype mode: Prototype mode is the mode where one gets the ideas out of one's head and into the world. It is an example object which demonstrates the same features and qualities as the final product. 

Test mode: Test mode is the mode to gather feedback, refine solutions, and continue to learn about one's users.

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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