Collaboratively complete a design-based learning project using a multistep group design methodology, Empathize & Research, Define & Focus, Generate Ideas, Prototype & Test Cycles, and Refine & Review to design and develop a solution to a problem or challenge as a team.
[Adapted from Bootcamp Bootleg (authorized by the Stanford University d.school, http://dschool.stanford.edu/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/BootcampBootleg2010v2SLIM.pdf, and Design Thinking @ Neuva School, http://designthinking.nuevaschool.org/dt-diagram (also see the Managing Project Cycles micro-credentials)]
As students undertake a design activity in groups, the teacher leads them through the five steps of the Designing Effective Solutions process to collaboratively address a problem or challenge.
The collaborative design and development process involves five project stages, typically done in order. However, skipping around is common, and prototyping and testing are often repeated in quick loops.
Collectively designing effective solutions involves a structured approach to generating ideas and creating solutions to making the world a better place though ingenuity, invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Following are the items you must submit to earn this micro-credential and the criteria by which they will be evaluated. To earn the micro-credential, you must receive a passing evaluation for Parts 1, 3, and 4 and a “Yes” for Part 2.
(200-word limit for each response)
Please submit examples of student work from two student design teams (such as links to writing, audio, images, video, or other media) that demonstrate progress toward the Designing Effective Solutions competency. This can include items such as samples of interviews of people experiencing the problem, results of brainstorming sessions, evidence of the research done, examples of prototype solutions and how they were improved, evidence of presentations of the results, or other relevant items.
For the two student teams whose work examples were included above, submit student-created reflections on the Designing Effective Solutions process they experienced. Use the following questions as a guide (200-word limit for each reflection):
Provide a reflection on what you learned, using the following questions as a guide (200-word limit):
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