Can Students Really Problem Solve Using Design Thinking?

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PRINTCast: The PRINT Podcast Studio is a curated collection of cutting-edge podcasts we love about design, creativity, branding, books, and further subjects afield. Soon, we’ll have a dedicated digital listening room. In the meantime, we present Design Museum’s Design is Everywhere, hosted by Sam Aquillano and Liz Pawlak—a “podcast featuring stories of people and organizations using design to make an impact and change the world.”

The latest episode: "Making Youth Design Education Real for Students"

Here’s more from the Design is Everywhere team:

How can students learn how to problem-solve with design thinking?

In this episode, Sam chats with Design Museum Everywhere’s very own Director of Learning and Interpretation, Diana Navarrete-Rackauckas, about launching the Neighborhood Design Project to teach youth design skills in an accessible, engaging, and meaningful way. Diana explains the reasons behind the program and why it's critical for students to choose their own challenges.

Later on, they are joined by Manny Guardado, the Director of Innovation at Notre Dame Academy. Manny shares more details about designing and launching Notre Dame Academy’s Innovation Lab and the tools for learning. Together, they discuss teaching creativity to be a force of change and how design thinking can get used in the classroom.