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Q2. What's Your Problem? Introduction

15. Design Thinking


In this Quest, you will begin the design thinking process by identifying problems to solve. To discover real-world problems, you’ll need to use empathy to listen and observe all sides of a problem.

Ultimately, you will define the problem, criteria, and constraints for the solution. 


  • use digital and non-digital observation skills to identify real-world problems that need to be solved 
  • develop an understanding of the problem through empathizing with those whom the issue affects
  • define a problem with a clear problem statement
  • identify the criteria and constraints for the solution to your problem

MITECS  Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

3. Knowledge Constructor
c. Curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts or solving authentic problems
d. Build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions

7. Global Collaborator
d. Students explore local and global issues and use collaborative technologies to work with others to investigate solutions