Teaching Design Thinking with LAMS

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Design Thinking Benefits for Students

For students studying in higher education, the Design Thinking Process supports students’ studies and the development of key skills by:

  • Linking learning to real-life scenarios
  • Cultivating a problem-solving mindset in students
  • Developing user focused mindsets that are relevant to the workplace
  • Promoting creative and analytical thinking
  • Understanding the need for work to meet specific requirements
  • Building students’ entrepreneurial capacity
  • Addressing key societal issues
  • Embedding gamification in the learning process
  • Increasing students’ awareness of the need to iterate their work
  • Valuing feedback and using this to identify improvements
  • Valuing process over product
  • Valuing the innovation and creativity of the students over their retention of information
  • Enhancing the students’ skills of collaboration, creativity, empathy, problem-solving, open-mindedness and growth mindset.

How to do Design Thinking in LAMS?

In this example of how to use this approach in LAMS, we will apply an early Design Thinking Challenge set for students at Stanford to solve.

Outline of Activities

1. Design thinking introduction (Noticeboard)

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Chelsea Bullock

Chelsea Bullock

I’m a Communication Manager and Outreach Officer at LAMS (Learning Designer App).