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

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CLARIFY
CLARIFY

Question for deeper understanding; Explore existing solutions

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GENERATE
GENERATE

Brainstorm several original solutions; Research relevant guidelines

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START
START

HERE! to Begin the Process

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

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

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CREATE
CREATE

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

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DESIGN
DESIGN

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

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NOT HAPPY?
NOT HAPPY?

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

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TEST
TEST

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

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EMPATHIZE
CLARIFY
GENERATE
TEST
REFLECT - CLARIFY
CREATE

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

~ Michael Jordan