It’s well documented that the world is moving away from routine, repetitive, low cognitive capacity jobs.
The “four C’s” — critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity — are on the rise.Instead of being told what to do, workers will need to do more brainstorming, more creating, more problem solving.
What better way to learn that than by making something?
That’s what design thinking is all about.
John Spencer and A.J. Juliani define design thinking in the book LAUNCH: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student. They say …Design thinking isn’t a subject, topic or class. It’s more a way of solving problems that encourages positive risk-taking and creativity.
I like to think of it as identifying a problem and solving that problem by making something.