Protocol Overview and Instructions:
Within this technique each student creates a “poster" of what their proposed solution to the driving question would be. Afterward, the posters are displayed around the room and either the educators lead a discussion with the students of what similarities and differences there are between the different solutions the students proposed, or students in teams discuss the similarities and differences between their own ideas and solutions.
Poster Session Instructions
This is always a staple in my book. I appreciate the rhythm it creates with an already eclectic group. This group couldn’t help but want to dive into sketches and break out their Sharpies.
What was Challenging? Balancing workload with COVID with files in various places between students, client, and staff was challenging. We made some miscommunication errors along the way and sometimes another student's work distracted us to continue on pass.
Where did I find success? Seeing the output of the product prior to installation was exciting and made it feel so much more real. A group of five to six students have brought this experience to life and will be installing a reality.
"Yes, this is similar to "Survivor" Only the strong survive."
"Can we put them into islands and then send them off to sea if they don’t belong?"
Meet the Educator:
Hello, my name is James Larsen and for the past 16 years I have taught Printing and Graphics at the Careerline Tech Center. Since 2013 I have been actively involved with futurePREP’d including… IChallengeU, Unite4Insight, FUZE, the Academy, and Summer Career Camp. As someone who teaches in a creative field, I absolutely love design thinking. Over the years I have been able to have many of my students pair up and work with local business, companies, and organizations while experiencing the reward of PBL and and the creative process.
"I love the being able to take a ‘Deep Dive’ into the ‘why’ of new projects using Design Thinking. Each stage offers new protocols and possibilities that make Design Thinking and PBL projects always exciting."