Innovate

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

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

STARTING PLACES FOR EDUCATION
Launch Book & Resources – http://thelaunchcycle.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

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/

PROTOTYPING
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/

MORE INFORMATION
Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach – http://ceeo.tufts.edu/
STEM Teaching Tools ​- http://stemteachingtools.org/tools
Design Thinking Resources here – goo.gl/3obhmR
Maker Resources – http://dsmakers.weebly.com/
Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/kaytree38/

BOOKS
Launch Book & Resources – http://thelaunchcycle.com/
Creating Innovators – http://www.tonywagner.com/807
Make Space – https://dschool.stanford.edu/resources/make-space-excerpts
Creative Confidence – https://www.creativeconfidence.com/
Big Magic – https://www.amazon.com/Big-Magic-Creative-Living-Beyond/dp/1594634726

INNOVATION STORIES
What If? – https://www.thehenryford.org/explore/stories-of-innovation/what-if/