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Overview

Below are fast pace exercises that guide you through a full human-centered design thinking cycle. Although it’s not a linear process, participants will get to experience the five modes: empathy, define, ideate, prototype and test. Each pair will interview one another, come to a point of view of how they might design for their partner, ideate, and prototype a solution for their partner. Worksheets [Print one-sided 11"x17" or A3, one per student]

Basque

The Gift Giving Project

Thanks to Garazi Azanza Mtz. de Luco for translation!

Bulgarian

The Wallet Project

The Wallet Project Facilitator Guide

Thanks to Elina Zheleva for translation!

Catalan

The Gift Giving Project

Thanks to Pere Juarez Vives for translation!

Chinese

The Wallet Project

The Wallet Project Facilitator Guide

Thanks to Shui Linlin for translation!

Czech

The Gift Giving Project

The Wallet Project

Thanks to 'clarity lab' for translation!

Dutch

The Gift Giving Project

Thanks to Jetse Goris & Monique Taverne of Wenckebach Instituut UMCG for the translation!

Spanish

The Gift Giving Project

Thanks to Sergio Majluf for translation!

French

The Gift Giving Project

Thanks to Chantal Lapp and Stephanie Kasten for translation!

German

The Gift Giving Project

The Wallet Project

Thanks to Daniel Bartel for translation!

Japanese

The Gift Giving Project

The Wallet Project

Thanks to Takanori Kashino for translation!

Korean

The Gift Giving Project

Thanks to Junpyo Park for translation!

Portuguese

The Gift Giving Project

Thanks to Paula Morais for translation!

How can I share these materials?

You are free to share these materials with attribution to the d.school. We follow the general principles of the Creative Commons license- these materials are for non-commercial share-alike use, which means that you're not charging to facilitate the a workshop based solely on d.school materials.

Can I choose a different topic for this exercise?

You do not have to use the example topics and can pick a new topic in which there is a lot to learn by talking to someone. The wallet project opens up a lot issues around identity, money, possessions, memories, security, loved ones, etc. The gift-giving project brings up issues of duty, love, purchasing, holidays, remembering, honoring others, etc.

Select a project that you can imagine being satisfyingly solved with singular products, services, experiences, or campaigns. While design thinking can certainly be used for systems-level issues, start with a simpler challenge.

Other questions not answered here?

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