10 Minute Snapshot of ‘Da Skillz…

During a workshop I co-led with Shelley Paul called #GWAY4d 5Chairs + Circuit Town this past April, I took about 10 minutes to observe the action with a lens of what skills […]

#EAinnovates Preview with #DEEPdt

On Sunday, I leave for the 2nd annual #EAinnvates where I will co-lead with Maggie Powers & Jim Tiffin once again in a 4-day DEEP design thinking & #makerED experience. […]

My Jungle Gym for today…

In May, I posted a pretty daring yet honest writing concerning my present and hopeful future state of employment in education and my work in design thinking.  I titled the […]

Who #DEEPdt

As a way to capture the scope and scale of DEEP design thinking, I thought it would be cool to paint a picture of sorts. The above is version 1.0 […]

#DEEPdt Challenge Mapper

As time has gone by and the more I practice DEEP design thinking, creating or identifying moments to infuse design thinking into learning and instruction opportunities becomes easier and easier. […]

#DEEPdt Widgets

I have added a tab on the top of the DEEP design thinking site called DEEPdt Widgets. This tab is a way for me to organize and curate the Widgets […]

The Mindsets of DEEP design thinking

The first time I ever heard about “mindsets” and/or utilizing them around something was when I was at Stanford University’s d.School for the vey first time in July of 2011.  I remember […]

My MoVe Talk via @MVIFI FUSE14

Thankful Trey Boden was able to send me my MoVe Talk from MVIFI’s FUSE14 event last summer before my time at Mount Vernon concludes. Last fall, I wrote a bit about […]

Step Inside Visible Thinking Routine Poster

via Harvard’s Project Zero & Making Thinking Visible comes Step Inside: Perceive, Know About, Care About Step Inside visible thinking routine could not be more connected with design thinking.  To me […]

I’m Seeking a New Playground…

Originally published May 3, 2015 Five weeks ago, I made the difficult decision to resign from my much-loved post as Mount Vernon Presbyterian School teacher-learner and as the MVPS Institute for […]

#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 […]

DEEPdt LOGO: Design Concept Unraveled

(This post was written April 2015, links updated) In my never ending quest to settle on a design scheme/logo/”brand” for DEEPdt, I went back to the drawing board (literally). The Stanford […]

DEEPdt on steroids: DEEP, DEEPr, DEEPed

The crafting, practicing, designing, and iteration of DEEP design thinking officially crosses its sixth year this May.  After running a six week Stanford University’s d.School design thinking challenge pilot with […]

New Means for #DEEPdt

We have the DEEPdt Playbook/FlashLab.  Inside this book are a plethora of tools that guide designers through rapid cycles, iterations, and/or full scale DEEPdt challenges. In my practice of DEEPdt, […]

What’s Stopping You?

“What’s stopping you?” Several mornings ago I had an interaction with a fellow educator where I asked the question, “What’s stopping you?” We were discussing the “whys” around classroom environment and […]

Six Sketchy Sircles Latest tool for #DEEPdt

The Six Sketchy Sircles tool is designed for flow (flare) moments during the process. Think of it as a way to jolt your brain into sparking, sputtering, and spitting out ideas visually […]