Project Incubator: Intro to Design Thinking (6th - 9th Graders)
Design Thinking is an amazingly useful framework which helps turn ideas into tangible prototypes. Everyone has ideas, but not everyone knows how to take those ideas and share them with the world.
Intro to Design Thinking will introduce 6th-9th graders to a powerful methodology used by some of the best design firms and corporations in the world to discover problems and find creative and innovative solutions to them.
Whether you’re an established company, a small startup, or an individual who has an idea and is a budding entrepreneur, Design Thinking provides you with a proven structure you can follow to elevate the way to discover and understand problems, and how to go about finding the right solutions to them. With Design Thinking you’ll learn how to:
- Empathize with your end users
- Correctly define the real problem(s)
- Effectively ideate to generate a large quantity of quality ideas
- Rapidly prototype your ideas so you can share and learn
- Test your ideas and prototypes and collect actionable feedback
About Project Incubator:
Project Incubator is a local initiative focused on utilizing the Design Thinking methodology, a human centered approach to both discovering the right problems and creative and innovative solutions to them. Project Incubator has worked with clients including Breakthrough Sacramento, University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus, Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, Code For Hood, Hacker Lab, Street Soccer USA, and Girl Scouts Heart of Central California.
Project Incubator has worked with their clients to identify and tackle challenges that the organizations are faced with or want to reimagine. Their creative approach to problem solving helps to raise the level of innovative and critical thinking while turning ideas into reality. For more information you can visit their website:Project Incubator Website.
Proceeds from tickets sales will be donated to Breakthrough Sacramento:
Breakthrough Sacramento empowers under-served and under-resourced youth to reach their full potential with a multi-faceted six-year program that launches students on the path to college through personalized year-round academic support, advising, college counseling, and leadership development. We cultivate skills for success that TRANSFORMS LIVES. Breakthrough is also a pre-professional training program for diverse high school and college students who aspire to become educators. Learn more about Breakthrough at breakthroughsac.org or contact [email protected].
- This class will be held in person and has limited attendance, please be on time.
- This class is being run by Project Incubator, and hosted at Hacker Lab. For more information about Project Incubator, please see their website.