We are excited to be embarking on this journey with you. On this site, you will finds upplemental resources and information about DIDI Project Design Space and design in general.
Teachers’ Office Hours
- Teacher Training: 23 Nov 2021 (Recording)
- Office Hours 1: Brief and Discovery Focus 18 Jan 2022, 4pm
- Office Hours 2: Development Focus 1 Feb 2022, 4pm (Recording)
- Office Hours 3: Development Focus 22 Feb 2022, 4pm (Recording)
- Office Hours 4: Delivery Focus 8 Mar 2022, 4pm (Recording)
- Teacher Training - Orientation presentation Video
*Teachers are required to attend only one program orientation.
**The How to Teach workshop series will be recorded for teachers who cannot attend the live sessions
Student Design Jams with DIDI Faculty
Client Video Briefing
- 22 April 2022, 2pm-4:30pm - Schneider Electric
- 25 April 2022, 2pm-4:30pm - Mubadala Health
- 26 April 2022, 2pm-4:30pm - HP
- 27 April 2022, 2pm-4:30pm - Louvre Abu Dhabi
- 28 April 2022, 2pm-4:30pm - Hunter Foods
- 30 May 2022, 2pm-4:30pm -Schneider Electric
- 31 May 2022, 2pm-4:30pm - HP
- 1 June 2022, 2pm-4:30pm - Louvre Abu Dhabi
- 2 June 2022, 2pm-4:30pm - Mubadala Health
- 3 June 2022, 2pm-4:30pm - Hunter Foods
Schools around the world are incorporating design thinking into their curricula. Watch the videos below and notice the research, ideation and prototyping modes, as well as all the skills that the teams use. In an integrated design process, creative modes are blended together in the same space. Analysis flows into ideating and prototyping seamlessly.
- Students Use Design Thinking to Redesign Penn Station
- Students Use Design Thinking to Design a Water Filter
- Students Use Design Thinking to Design a New Sport
- IDEO Nightline Video
In the following video, designers conduct interviews as part of the design process. Notice how they ask “why” and other open-ended questions to gain an understanding of the experiences of the interviewee.
In the following videos, students engage in brainstorming sessions. Notice the way that the participants treat one another’s ideas and how their behavior leads to the generation of multiple ideas.
- Brainstorming at the Stanford d.school (if you are short on time, start the video at minute 5:30)
- Example of Brainstorming Session with Biodesign Fellows at Stanford
In 2010, Vanity Fair called architect Frank Gehry “the most important architect of our age.” In this excerpt from a documentary about Gehry’s work, Gehry can be seen using paper to build architectural prototypes.
In the following video, designer Tom Chi shares the Google team’s process for prototyping Google Glass.
In the following video, students from Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design build prototypes for a furniture design workshop.
The following video provides a succinct explanation and demonstration of how to use paper prototyping.
The following video shows how Google Ventures tests products through user interviews.
Storyteling & Pitching
Eighteen-year-old Lani Lazzari successfully pitched her company, Simple Sugars, on the fourth season of the TV show Shark Tank. Lazzari’s presentation serves as an excellent example of a powerful pitch. Despite being one of the youngest contestants ever on the show, Lazzari delivers an unusually confident and compelling demo and pitch of her skincare product, Simple Sugars, to the Shark Tank investors.
At TEDGlobal 2009, Founder of Lifesaver Michael Pritchard tells the story of how he created a revolutionary product that provides people with access to safe drinking water. There is much to learn from his compelling demonstration and storytelling.
Misen Cookware founders pitch their idea for high-quality, beautifully designed and affordable cookware to the Kickstarter community through a well-crafted video and informative website.
- Aerospace engineer (Design Squad)
- Architect (Student Edge)
- Architectural designer (ConnectEd)
- Bicycle engineer (Sci Girls)
- Biomedical engineer (Sci Girls)
- Biomimetic roboticist (Design Squad)
- Cartoonist (ConnectEd)
- Digital storyteller (The Career Zoo)
- Engineer for technologies in developing countries (Design Squad)
- Fashion designer (Wall Street Journal)
- Furniture designer (ConnectEd)
- Flight systems engineer (Design Squad)
- Graphic designer (ConnectEd)
- Graphic designer (Howcast Tech Gadgets)
- Illustrator and product designer (Tech Crunch)
- Interaction designer (ConnectEd)
- Interior designer (ConnectEd)
- Interior designer (SEEK Learning)
- Landscape architect (ConnectEd)
- Landscape designer (Student Edge)
- LEGO master builder (The Career Zoo)
- Mechanical design engineer (The Career Zoo)
- Museum exhibit designer (Milwaukee Art Museum)
- Prototype design machinist (The Career Zoo)
- Prototype fabricator (ConnectEd)
- Robotics engineer (Design Squad)
- Robotics engineer (ConnectEd)
- Shoe designer (ConnectEd)
- Software developer (The Career Zoo)
- Toy designer (The Career Zoo)
- Web designer (The Career Zoo)