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01/2w: Workshop: Design Thinking to Improve Creative Problem-solving: From Kindergarten to Higher Education
Sunday, 26/Sept/2021:
3:15pm - 4:15pm

Session Chair: Jeannette LaFors, Kelefors Consulting
Session Chair: Natalia Allende, Natalia Allende Studio
Virtual location: Usuli

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3:15pm - 4:15pm

Workshop: How to Design to Improve Life: The Compass, a problem-solving tool by The Index Project

Catalina Cortes1, Alesandro Mariano2

1Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile; 2The Index Project

Education at every level, faces new challenges due to the growing globalization, dynamism of markets, the development of technology, and high levels of complexity in various systems. Educators need to prepare students to work and thrive in an unknown future scenario. The current context derived from the Covid-19 pandemic has abruptly modified what we knew as “the education system” globally. If before education was located mainly in the classroom, today the hybrid modality makes educational dynamics more complex and must focus on the development of critical thinking skills to foster autonomy and problem-solving abilities in students. Future workers will need to lead sustainable innovation by considering the long-term implications of their design solutions in every field. This workshop is an introduction to the Compass® methodology developed by The Index Project®. The Compass is a flexible frame of action to organize, structure, and manage problem-solving processes. The difference between this method and other design thinking models is its focus on maintaining coherence between FORM, IMPACT, and CONTEXT to evaluate solutions in a holistic and sustainable way with the purpose of improving people’s lives.

*Note that for this workshop we will be using Zoom and Miro. You don't need to have a personal Miro account to participate.

Please review the following document and video before the workshop session:

video of Compass® methodology:

Teacher´s Guide:

You don't need to bring any other materials.

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