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Feb 15, 2022

I was recently reading the January/February 2022 issue of “Science & Children” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association.  In this issue, I read the section, “Editor’s Note,” written by Elizabeth Barrett-Zahn.  She wrote an article entitled, “Design Thinking.” 

Design Thinking is a solution-based technique used to solve problems.    The basics of Design Thinking are:

Empathize - consider others’ needs, not just solve the problem

Define - define the problem and create a meaningful and actionable problem statement

Ideate - encourage innovation through brainstorming

Prototype - identify and develop the best solution through multiple iterations

Test - evaluate prototypes and consider improvements