Design Thinking Space

Over the next few days, I’m expected to develop a list of supplies for a Design Thinking lab at my school.  Part of me is reluctant to develop such a list alone.  No, let me change that.  I don’t think it’s a good idea for a DT space to have only one designer.  It’s contrary to the whole idea of DT, as I understand it.

So I’m asking you, my readers, to take a look, and add what you think needs to be added to the list.  It’s a Google doc, set up so you don’t need to be signed in to edit it, and anyone can make what contributions you think are appropriate.  I’ll have to submit a final draft, which will have the contributors’ list at the end.  It will probably be licensed CC (Creative Commons) at the end of the project.

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  1. Are you familiar with MIT’s Fab Lab? (http://fab.cba.mit.edu/ , and google for more). I watched a presentation given by one of the staff. It included a photo of a grinning 8 year old girl showing off the circuit board she’d just made. It might not be directly relevant to your question, but it might give you some cool ideas. Likewise, some of the course notes in the Classes sections might be useful.

    I believe there’s a community Fab Lab in Boston, around Dorchester.

    TheSprouts.org has a maker space in Somerville. If I remember a news article correctly, they put a big emphasis on working with kids — giving them a space and tools and then getting out of the way. They may have ideas you can pilfer.

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