Open Ideo: Design Thinking For Social Impact

I’ve grown fond of the way we’ve been discussing people’s ideas, offering pushback and extending their thinking in new and prosperous ways.  Don Wettrick’s “ROTH IRA” Cycle is something we’ll have to struggle through a few times before we get the pacing and rhythms down, but that’s the same with orchestrating any large group (and you are that) performance.

Many of you may not yet know what you’d like to do, or even who you might want to help.  But what if I said there’s a chance you could help a whole swath of humanity by working on a Design Thinking challenge?

Such is the nature of Open.ideo.

Now, it may be that this is not a site where you’ll be able to engage in the full aspects of Deisgn Thinking and engage from beginning to end.  But maybe it will be.  As it uses the “open-source” model, it runs in stages, asking for input from many people and designers along the way.

Check it out and see if your creative mind is sparked to action.

Here’s a great example of the “good work” they are seeking to do.

Featured image from Open.ideo

Published by Garreth Heidt

Designerly Minded High School Humanities and Liberal Studies Teacher Faculty Mentor FIRST Robotics Team #7414--PV Retrobotics. Constantly learning, trying to be more a maker and less a consumer of culture. I believe in the infinite value of a liberal education and the power of design thinking to help make the world a better place.

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