I came across the concept of Design Thinking recently, when I had to take students to CISCO for ‘Grey meets Green’ workshop. I noticed how engaged students were throughout the workshop and by the end of the day had created a wonderful prototype of the business model they were asked to.
I will be using Design Thinking [Build. Learn. Measure] in my classroom to do a project (September’17 – December’17) on ‘Cyber Security’. The project is divided in 5 phases –
Phase 1 – Brainstorming / Empathy – Creating Personas of different “organisations” which face IT Security threats.
Phase 2 – Prototyping / Framing the problem – Different types of IT Security threats faced by these organisations.
Phase 3 – Building / Generative Ideation – Learning new techniques and how these techniques can be used to protect organisations.
Phase 4 – Testing / Validation – Implementing and testing the techniques.
Phase 5 – Reflecting – Presenting our final plans.
Design Thinking was used throughout the delivery of this project. Blogging and Presentation skills were two employability skills that were focussed on, during this project.