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Royal Roads Design Thinking

Design thinking and solutions for a plastic problem

Mar 6 | 12:00 PM

Location: Zoom Room 3

Design thinking and Facebook were chosen to support Moroccan craftswomen in the search for solutions to a plastic problem. The craftwomen and the researchers shared, assessed and improved prototypes of solutions that could decrease the local use of plastics or make marketable items from plastic waste. After 9 months, evaluators commented and put scores on 35 craftwomen’s prototypes. Evaluators analyzed the craftwomen’s prototypes with creativity criteria: environmental value, adaptation, novelty, originality, elaboration and fluidity.

Participants will be introduced to effective intervention strategies for each stage of design thinking. They will also learn how to use creativity criteria to evaluate the solutions produced by their students. The value of design thinking in relation to the production of creative and environmentally friendly solutions will also be discussed as well as other advantages and limitations of design thinking.

Session Speaker:

Diane Pruneau