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Category : Design Thinking

25 Mar 2016

iDiploma Challenge at the d.School

Almost a year ago, the Innovation Diploma facilitator team began imagining an intensive field experience at the Stanford d.School. While Mount Vernon has been a school steeped in design thinking for about six years, and while the iDiploma foundations are built solidly in design thinking methodology, we know that we can continue to stretch ourselves and grow capacity as strong practitioners and coaches of human-centered design. What’s more, the Interim Term at Mount Vernon allows for a week of complete […]

18 Feb 2016

Design Thinking in Preschool

The following post is written by Liz Aull, a teacher at Mount Vernon’s Early Learning Center, a designer, leader, educational researcher and design thinking enthusiast.  I suspect that anyone who knows anything about design thinking wonders how young children can do it. I also suspect that everyone who works with young children incorporates aspects of design thinking into their classroom, whether they realize it or not. Discover               Empathize           […]

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