Design thinking is a process where a need or opportunity is identified and a design solution is developed.
The consideration of economic, environmental and social impacts that result from design solutions are core to design thinking.
- methods can be used when trying to understand a problem, generate ideas and refine a design based on evaluation and testing
- is intrinsically linked to the skills of design and production.
The design thinking video (6:27) explains design thinking using the NSW Science and Technology K-6 Syllabus. It includes a real-world example of design thinking from Stage 2 following the empathise, define, ideate, prototype and test model.
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