Framework for 21st Century Learning Adobe, Apple, Microsoft,
Crayola, Dell, Intel, Lego, National Education Association, and
Design thinking can help students become successful adults with
the 21st century skills of creativity and innovation, critical
thinking, and problem solving, and communication and
Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that
draws from the designer's toolkit to integrate the needs of people,
the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business
success. Tim Brown, president and CEO of IDEO
Daniel Pink is the guru of design thinking. He believes the
future will be won by those who use the right side of their brains,
the side that is emotional and creative.
Design thinking is engaging to students. Design thinking
promotes visual literacy. Design thinking provides meaningful
opportunities to collaborate with others. Design thinking is
another validation of the importance of the arts. Design thinking
can lead to careers in the arts. Who can teach it better than art
teachers? Why Should Art Teachers Teach Design Thinking?
Design thinking is a process for practical, creative resolution
of problems or issues based around the building up of ideas. It is
about the design of objects, information, environments, and
experiences. It is not about the elements and principles of art and
IDEO is an award-winning global design firm that takes a
human-centered, design-based approach to helping organizations in
the public and private sectors innovate and grow.
Design thinking is the way we approach the world when we
imagine exciting new solutions for the future.
IDEOs Rules for Effective Brainstorming Work collaboratively.
The more brains, the better! Defer judgment. There are no bad ideas
at this point! Encourage wild ideas. Its the wild ideas that often
inspire the breakthrough insights! Build on the ideas of Think and
rather than but. Others. Stay focused on topic. You get better
quality output if everyone is disciplined. One conversation at a
That way ideas can be heard and Time. built upon. Be visual. Try to
engage the left and right sides of the brain. Go for quantity. Set
an outrageous goal and surpass it!
A Call to Expand Art Education to Include Design Education:
Information Design Object Design Environmental Design Experience
IDEO: We are a global design consultancy. We create impact
Object Design Designers must be able to design objects that are
not only functional but also beautiful or emotionally
Designed by the Vignellis
Charles and Ray Eames
The Dr Skud Fly Swatter from Alessi. Designed by French
designer Philippe Starck, it may seem crude to wield a fly swatter
but it is a far more ecological response than an insecticide spray!
To counteract the savagery of the blow, Dr Skud wears a delicate
human face. A tripod enables him to stand erect like a small
Zolo Toys It is our goal to create imagery and products that
are genuine in spirit, bold in attitude, becoming to the eye, and
meaningful in truth.
interior design product design garden design automotive design
environmental design website design fashion design architecture
Have Students Apply Design Thinking Processes to Art Problems Using
Real World Scenarios.
Bilbao Guggenheim by Frank Gehry
Game Design Game Design
Latino Cultural Center, Dallas
Designers have the unique ability to make us want things we
didnt even know we wanted or needed. Sustainable Design
Retail businesses such as Target and IKEA have built their
reputations and success on the basis of selling well-designed
How can you have your students use design thinking in the
classroom? Have students work collaboratively to build upon each
Have students incorporate technology to create projects and
collaborate from a distance through Art Ed 2.0.
Personal Spaces Explorations in Art, Grade 4
Explorations in Art, Grade 2
Rainforest Habitat I chose this doodle because the rainforest
is in danger and it is not fair to the plants and animals. I love
everything except spiders and snakes, but I would still save them.
Makenzie Melton, Age 9, Grade 3 El Dorado Springs, Missouri
National Winner for 2010 Rainforest Habitat
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