Innovate

Here you will find information on creative problem-solving. I’ve included engineering, design thinking, makers, human-centered design, and creativity resources.

DESIGN THINKING HANDOUTS
Design Challenge Notebook click here
Online Resources and Books https://goo.gl/BRrvw1
Participant Worksheet https://goo.gl/RmNDUJ
Design Thinking Cheat Sheet https://goo.gl/wawGNi
Design Thinking Summary https://goo.gl/KpVpe8

STARTING PLACES IN GENERAL
Stanford d.school – ​http://dschool.stanford.edu/ (in particular – Tools for Taking Action)
Human-Centered Design – http://www.designkit.org/human-centered-design
Innovators’ Compass – http://innovatorscompass.org/

STARTING PLACES FOR EDUCATION
Tinker Kit Educators Guide –  Tinker Kit Educators Guide
Launch Book & Resources – http://thelaunchcycle.com/
Innovators’ Compass – http://innovatorscompass.org/
Design Thinking for Educators – https://designthinkingforeducators.com/
Design For Change – http://www.dfcworld.com/ (create an account to access all their resources for free)
Maker Ed – http://makered.org/
Harvard Project Zero – Visible Thinking – http://www.pz.harvard.edu/projects/visible-thinking
Harvard Project Zero – Agency by Design – http://www.pz.harvard.edu/projects/agency-by-design
Copper Hewitt Educator Resources – https://www.cooperhewitt.org/education/professional-development/educator-resources/

MODELS
Engineering Design Process Models (We use The Massachusetts Department of Education one listed first) ​http://linkengineering.org/Discover/EngineeringDesign/5824.aspx
LAUNCH Cycle http://www.spencerauthor.com/the-launch-cycle/
Design Sprint https://www.thesprintbook.com/how

MINDSETS & METHODS
DesignKit – designkit.org mindsets & methods

PROTOTYPING APPS & SOFTWARE
Prototyping on paper (great for App Design) https://marvelapp.com/pop/
Floorplanner (great for room redesign) https://floorplanner.com/
Tinkercad (3D prototypes)  https://www.tinkercad.com/
InVision https://www.invisionapp.com/

BOOKS
Launch Book & Resources – http://thelaunchcycle.com/
Empower – http://empowerbook.co/
Creating Innovators – http://creatinginnovators.com/
Make Space – https://dschool.stanford.edu/resources/make-space-excerpts
The Third Teacher – http://thethirdteacherplus.com/resources
Creative Confidence – https://www.creativeconfidence.com/
Big Magic – https://www.amazon.com/Big-Magic-Creative-Living-Beyond/dp/1594634726
A Makerspace in the Science Area – Big Questions for Young Minds book by NAEYC- https://www.naeyc.org/resources/pubs/books/big-questions-young-minds
Making and Tinkering With STEM – https://www.naeyc.org/resources/pubs/books/making-and-tinkering-with-stem
Design a Better Business https://www.amazon.com/Design-Better-Business-Strategy-Innovation/dp/1119272114/
Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days https://www.amazon.com/Sprint-Solve-Problems-Test-Ideas/dp/150112174X/
The Most Magnificent Thing (good book for intro with younger students – before beginning prototyping) https://www.amazon.com/Most-Magnificent-Thing-Ashley-Spires/dp/1554537045
The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything https://www.amazon.com/Element-Finding-Passion-Changes-Everything/dp/0143116738/
Invent to Learn – https://inventtolearn.com/  

RESOURCES
Tackling Heropreneurship – http://tacklingheropreneurship.com/
Design Dash Remixable – http://molly.is/writing/design-dash/
Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach – http://ceeo.tufts.edu/
STEM Teaching Tools ​- http://stemteachingtools.org/tools
K-12 Fab Labs and Makerspaces Google Group https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/k-12-fablabs
Design Thinking Resources here – goo.gl/3obhmR
Maker Resources – http://dsmakers.weebly.com/
Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/kaytree38/
Venture Lab – https://venturelab.org/curriculum/
EPICS K-12 – https://engineering.purdue.edu/EPICS/k12

ARTICLES
Teaching Entrepreneurship using Sprint (July 2018) https://sprintstories.com/teaching-entrepreneurship-using-sprint-6d44ae4b6a6c
Design Sprints for Kids: Unlocking the next generation’s creativity https://sprintstories.com/sprints-for-kids-unlocking-the-next-generations-creativity-775bd28892af
Duke School Magazine – https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/62864468/10008-duke-school-magazine

INNOVATION STORIES
What If? – https://www.thehenryford.org/explore/stories-of-innovation/what-if/
Fall 2019 Under the Oak – https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/62864468/duke-school-under-the-oak-magazine-fall-2019
Fall 2018 Under the Oak – https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/62180432/duke-school-under-the-oak-magazine-fall-2018