A Better Way

  A space to collect DEEP design challenges. Discover Launch Points

MEANS (resources)

#DEEPdt Learning MEANS To help designers through the DEEPdt process, I have created several options to utilize during each of the Ddt modes (discover, empathize, experiment, produce.) These options (handouts) […]

#DEEPdt Don’t Start With Empathy…

What a way to draw your attention, right?  “Don’t start with empathy.”  If you know me at all via RL, SM, or hearsay, then you know that for me design […]

The #DEEPdt FlashLab

UPDATE as of June 9, 2016 (originally published 1/4/2015) I came across the original draft/file for what is now called DEEPdt “Flashlab”  found in MVIFI’s Playbook I co-authored with TJ […]

#DEEPdt Challenges via Tweets (w/ breadcrumps)

These tweets provide great Discover points to launch into a design challenge for Admin., teachers, &/or students.  It is a Discover point that will get you started, it will be […]

#DEEPdt Challenges 2 Tackle #2

This is a reoccurring Post series of possible #DEEPdt challenges snagged from twitter Headlines. These tweets provide great Discover points to launch into a design challenge for Admin., teachers, &/or students.  It is […]

Ebb N Flow of #DEEPdt: divergent & convergent thinking

What type of thinker are you? Creative Thinker? Logical Thinker? Abstract Thinker? Visual Thinker? Systems Thinker? Associative Thinker? Organized Thinker? Intuitive Thinker? It seems there are a lot of different […]

Discover Mode (where, what, or who) #DEEPdt

For me design thinking is a human-centered approach to learning, creating, and doing through EMPATHY. When I created and designed DEEP design thinking (© May 2010), my foundation & inspiration […]

Reblog: Via @susiewise @edutopia DT in EDU

I am so happy to reblog this article, Design Thinking in Education: Empathy, Challenge, Discovery, and Sharing by Susie Wise, Director of Stanford’s d.School K12Lab via Edutopia.  My sincere appreciation and […]

Which comes 1st The Problem or The User?

I hope this is a quick reflective post…  However, I tend to write as I speak in tangents, flowery (as my 7th grade teacher Mrs. Heyburn once commented), and I […]

#DEEPdt: Modes—>Methods—>Means

The DEEP design thinking process is designed in the following way:  Modes—-> methods—–> means. MODES: Discover, Empathize, Experiment, & Produce METHODS: are the moments/touchpoints within the Modes, such as Needfinding, Unpack, Synthesis, […]

2 Reblogs via #MVCollegeRoundtable

The following are two reblogs from Mount Vernon Presbyterian School’s #MVRoundtable hosted by Pam Ambler & Erin McCubbin College Counseling #MVRoundtable: #DEEPdt Discover Mode: RTB via my picture blog, The i.Design Lab […]


#Whatif schools encouraged teachers to utilize new methodologies and created pathways for innovation all the while providing them air cover?   In prepping for a 2 day #DEEPdt (i)gnite  workshop  this past […]

Something to Hold

I am not sure how to accurately describe the below google doc.  I am sharing it because I have been asked several times, “How as a Teacher would I go about […]