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3 Process (overview)
4 Manuals
5 Classes-Workshops
6 The Process
7 In Education
8 Videos
10 Brainstorming
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15 Empathy Maps  

Empathic Design Conference
Empathic Design Magazine

   Design and Empathy


HCD Warm-Up Activities






Empathy and HCD  >  In Education 

Sandy Speicher: Design Thinking in Education
"Sandy Speicher, education expert at IDEO explains design thinking for the live session of the EdStartup MOOC. IDEO is a world renowned design firm in San Fransisco that has been featured recently on 60 minutes."


Design Thinking for Educators Website
A creative process that helps you design meaningful solutions in the classroom, at your school, and in your community. The toolkit provides you with instructions to explore Design Thinking."   

Design Thinking for Educators Workshop Schedule -
"Weekly assignments, posted on Monday mornings, can be done at any time during the week.

Each Monday we will post a new assignment. Participants will use and a Ning site to complete the assignments at any time during the week. The workshop exercises are designed to take roughly 2-5 hours/week."


EDUC 338X 2011 Launching Page  (videos)
Welcome to the class wiki for EDUC 338X : Innovations in Education : Designing the Teaching Experience. Here you will find class resources, like the syllabus, calendar, and class activities.


Summer Workshop 2013
Summer Workshop with 3 Collaborating Schools


Welcome to the K-12 Lab wiki!
Design thinking is a methodology for creative problem solving. You can use it to inform your own teaching practice, or you can teach it to your students as a framework for real-world projects. If you've tried design thinking in your school, please consider taking the survey below

45 Design Thinking Resources For Educators


Empowering Students Through Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking - Empathy as the Driver
"Students interview potential users to identify what they truly need. By putting their own opinions aside, students develop great insight and motivation to meet the needs of the people they talk to. One student learned from her sister that there were students in Africa who had no drinking water other than what they could hold in their hands. This became the motivation for her non-profit, Project 10, which sells water bottles and then ships the bottles to students in Africa."



HCD - In Social Development
A lot of work is being done to apply HCD to social development.