Build Design Challenge: Day Three

We’re on our third day of Build.org‘s Design Build Challenge. There’s plenty of time to join. Check out the website! What’s most impressed me about Build.org’s work on this year’s challenge is just how real Build University is trying to keep the experience to the Design Thinking methodology. Today’s work on empathy is excellent andContinue reading “Build Design Challenge: Day Three”

Introducing: Design Build Challenge!

Background This year I’ve scripted the curriculum for NOVA Lab a bit more tightly during the first marking period. In the past, things were more open, exploratory, and…well…chaotic (see map below). There was a beauty to that. We discovered opportunities, lunged at hunches, and explored numerous though tangential paths of thought. But also a lotContinue reading “Introducing: Design Build Challenge!”

Natalie Nixon–Wonder And Rigor for a Flourishing Life

Back in October of 2020, Natalie Nixon, Creativity Consultant Extraordinaire and author of The Creativity Leap, Zoomed in to talk to NOVA Lab students about Wonder, Rigor, and living a life driven by creativity. It’s an enriching and amazing presentation that I will be sharing with classes for years to come. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1P4_irkkFjpTyTjIWSzCuOkDh0z4-lEmt/preview

Empathy: The Museum

Museums come in all shapes and sizes.  This one, which I found through @tombarrett ‘s “dialogical learning” e-mails, offers a look at Empathy, and it does so in a rather ingenious way. We talk so much about empathy as the key to design thinking, but the concept is far deeper than the utilitarian implications spurredContinue reading “Empathy: The Museum”