Thinking in a Maker Setting (Design Thinking (Empathy (Start the design…
Thinking in a Maker Setting
tinkering is not as risky or expensive.
Narrow it down! Pare down the previously acquired information down to the needs and reasons of a particular user
Develop an action statement
Now go broad again! Generate many ideas to solve the meet your action statement from the previous step.
Brainstorm in a visible manner and without judgement! Build on other's ideas.
Ideas will lead to prototype building
Start the design process by thinking of a problem in terms of setting, characters, and potential problems.
Observe, interview, and immerse yourself in the previously decided upon step in order to identify the needs from multiple points of view.
Thinking in a Maker Setting is not STEM appreciation. This process does not necessarily follow the scientific method we were taught in school. It is not the same as a science experiment where the end result is a known entity.
The steps are not necessarily clean, predictable, and linear.
Thinking in a maker setting involves tinkering.
Makers use hunches, collaboration, iteration, & multiples disposable prototypes in a non linear method in order to make meaning and a resulting product.
Don't Talk! Do!