Defining and Creating (about 45 min)
TAfter presenting Defining and Creating, the teams work on defining the problem/challenge for the persona they have created. The challenge is formulated using the question format How might we…? After working individually on paper, they then discuss and formulate the final version of the challenge to display on their team wall.
In the second part of this activity, the students individually write as many ideas as possible - using a new sticky for each separate idea - to solve the challenge of the persona. Their individual collections of ideas are categorized according to time, cost, and people: 1) the ideas that can be implemented in less than 2 months; 2) the ideas that cost less than €5,000 to implement; and 3) the ideas which involve many other people from the community.
After this individual work, team members share their ideas and cluster those which are similar on their team wall/flipchart.
Each student receives 5 sticky dots to vote for the best ideas of the solution to be worked on. Of the 5 total dots to vote, they can put them all toward one idea, for example, if they see it as the absolute best solution. The voting determines the idea to be developed by the team.
Learners will do:
Learners are working on defining the challenge for the group and then, to create possible solutions. At the end, they are choosing the final one, which will be prototyped.
Teachers will do:
Teacher is presenting the second and third phase of the design thinking process (eg. Power point) and giving task to do.