Design Thinking for Kids
“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” – Margaret Mead
The challenges that society faces are getting more and more complex, needing additional new skills. This include 21st century skills like Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity among others. ‘Design Thinking’ is a powerful problem-solving framework has already been used in thousands of innovations. We’ve customized this framework to help children aged between 6 and 10 years to independently and collectively work through problems to deliver innovative solutions that they can boldly defend.
To create meaningful innovations, you need to know your users and care about their lives.
Defining a problem or challenge based on the needs of users provides focus, informs criteria for evaluating competing ideas and keeps the question in the realm of “actionable.”
Celebrate the power of possibility! Ideate is the space to imagine without judgment a variety of “wild, daring and practical” ideas.
PROTOTYPE & TEST
“Build to think and test to learn.”
Once you have ideas, it is time to experiment with prototypes and thereafter engage in real-life, real-time testing in which the users are involved.