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5 Reasons Why Design Thinking is Good for Organizations
Nov 11, 2015 - by Maureen Carroll

I love my job. I get to teach people how to rediscover their creativity, and it’s joyous work. In doing hundreds of innovation workshops for organizations big and small, I’ve discovered five compelling reasons why I believe design thinking is good for organizations. Reason # 1.  Building with your hands is good for your brain. […]

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Popsicle Sticks, Pipe Cleaners and a Pinch of Empathy: Shifting Corporate Culture One Innovator at a Time
Nov 09, 2015 - by Maureen Carroll

A Citrix product engineer sat staring at a pile of popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, fortune cookie boxes and rubber bands, and wondered what this could possibly have to do with innovation. He was joined by 600 of his colleagues at London’s Excel Center, as part of Connect 2012’s exuberant design thinking adventure. Their challenge was […]

Design Thinking In K12

How To Integrate Design Thinking Into K-12 Classrooms
Sep 27, 2015 - by Maureen Carroll

Design thinking is a human-centered prototype-driven innovation process. How can you integrate the design thinking process into your K-12 classroom curriculum? 1. Craft a content-centered design challenge. Think about the content of what you want your students to learn. It might be understanding how a suspension bridge works, figuring out volume and density, or understanding […]

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