Design Minds

Design Minds exists to engage with the community and enable access to design thinking resources in education. It is a digital space for sharing resources, articles and toolkits by partnering with real world designers, businesses and the broader community. Design Thinking is a process that builds the capabilities of creative 21st century citizens.

Our Design Thinking methodology can be used  within existing education and learning benchmarks and consists of the following phases:

INQUIRE: EXERCISES RELATED TO RESEARCH, IDENTIFYING / DEFINING A PROBLEM, DEVELOPING BACKGROUND UNDERSTANDING, AND SETTING OBJECTIVES.

IDEATE: EXERCISES RELATED TO BRAINSTORMING, GENERATING IDEAS AND SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEM, EXPERIMENTATION AND PLAY.

IMPLEMENT: EXERCISES RELATED TO TESTING DEVELOPED IDEAS, PROTOTYPING AND COMMUNICATING AN END RESULT.

 You can read more about the work of the Cooper Hewitt Fellows here.

Design Minds has been recognised by Good Design Australia for its efforts to create a new culture of learning in Queensland using Design Thinking. The Good Design Awards Jury commented on Design Minds:

“The platform arms Queensland teachers with design knowledge and skills, access to design success stories and various design toolkits underpinned by a design-led methodology that plugs into existing education and learning benchmarks.”

 

 

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Design Thinking: Prototyping

Prototyping is a core element of creative problem solving, often called design thinking. In this course, you’ll learn how to use this powerful form of idea generation and communication. The aim of this course is to teach you when and what to prototype, rather than learning how to make something using a specific tool.

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Design Minds is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
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