C.M.S. S.T.E.M. Design Model

DESIGN THINKING MAP, 2020 - 2021

Cleveland Middle School has adopted the "Design Process Thinking" map from Cleveland High School as illustrated below.  It is used throughout the school as a model for how to encourage a growth mindset and a solution-based approach to problem-solving.  It is not a linear process, although there are sequential steps which help guide students in tackling highly complex problems or challenges.  Design Thinking nurtures an outside-the-box approach, with an emphasis on creativity, innovation, and perseverance.

START HERE
EMPATHIZE
EMPATHIZE

Identify the problem; Seek new perspective; Determine purpose; Listen and Learn

CLARIFY
CLARIFY

Question for deeper understanding; Explore existing solutions

GENERATE
GENERATE

Brainstorm several original solutions; Research relevant guidelines

START
START

HERE! to Begin the Process

S.T.E.M.
S.T.E.M.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

CREATE
CREATE

Gather materials; Manage timeline; Build a prototype; Prepare best draft

DESIGN
DESIGN

THINKING MAP Use this map to visualization the design process to solve problems or challenges!

NOT HAPPY?
NOT HAPPY?

Are you not happy with your results? Go back to CLARIFY with your new information and try a new solution!

TEST
TEST

Develop your tests[s]; Test your prototype; Record and share; Revise/Publish

EMPATHIZE
CLARIFY
GENERATE
TEST
REFLECT - CLARIFY
CREATE

"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships."

~ Michael Jordan