We started and ended our first design challenge. Mika Reyes headed the session for the day and tasked all participants to go through the Wallet Project.
The Wallet Project is a short introduction to design thinking introduced by the Stanford d.School. It goes through all the phases of design thinking. What better way to learn Human-Centered Design than to learn by doing? Participants empathized, ideated and prototyped new wallets for their partners and came up with amazing models at the end of the session.
We all then shared and discovered a few new details about our fellow classmates. It was interesting to see how all the wallets were catered to so many different personalities — adventurers, travelers, highly organized individuals, not-so-organized people. The students came up with amazing prototypes and hopefully learned a lot by going through the process.
After this little introduction to the methodology, the next weeks will be dedicated to going deeper into the design thinking methodology with new teams, new problems and new things to learn!
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