Thanks for the photos Grill Gurus! Our Grand Champion from this year's Stephen Starr-Garry Maddox BBQ Challenge enjoyed their prize (a trip to the World Series), taking in Game 5 in San Francisco. It looks like the weather was great, and we know the game was exciting (at least for Giants fans...Read More
Tempted to skip a few steps in your design process? Read this commentary from Braden Kowitz on how user research and testing fuel great design: http://www.gv.com/lib/what-fuels-great-design-and-why-most-...Read More
Where will design and design-based thinking take us next? If you missed it, here’s an interesting reflection on the evolution of design: ...Read More
Remember what a great day we had at Citizens Bank Park on August 9 for our annual charity fundraiser, the Stephen Starr – Garry Maddox Barbecue Challenge? The Grill Gurus do as they collect their grand champion prize and head off to see the World Series in San Francisco!
DT Philly Updates
We had fun visiting the Tilden Tigers last week and watching design thinking videos with them. (Don’t forget you can access clickable links to these short DT videos by visiting the “Resource” section under your “My Account” page after you log in to the website.) We also had a chance to catch up with the Tilden Design Team (TDT) and were impressed with their energy and enthusiasm as they...Read More
There's no one way to do things DT Philly style. The Problem Solvers design team at Longstreth shared their process with us this week, and it includes keeping in touch and discussing individual and group work through the Kik messaging app. They were even "kik"ing things around at 6:30 in the morning one day this week! We also like the way they're sketching ideas as they go and empathizing...Read More
As part of their project start-up, the King Dynasty design team invited us for a visit to share what they're working on, ask us questions about DT Philly, and get a website tutorial. If you haven't scheduled a visit yet, don't forget to call or email to set that up. King Dynasty impressed us with their curiosity, enthusiasm, and teamwork, and we look forward to seeing what they choose for...Read More
We had fun yesterday visiting the talented team at Southwark and learning from them as they began crafting "how might we" statements around their possible design challenges. A lot of consideration went into their work as they revisited the issues and revised their early takes on their design problem statements. We agree with this student's assessment of the day: "We did lots of thinking!"...
The Designer Dragons at Southwark didn't waste any time getting into visual communication mode as they completed their first activity and considered examples of good and bad design. Included on their list: right-arm desks that don't accommodate lefthanded students.
The DT Philly team at William C. Longstreth School is making it official with business cards for their student team members!
DT Philly kicked off October 3 with teacher and mentor training at Drexel University. Many thanks to Professor Jon Coddington for hosting us, and to our amazing teachers and mentors for participating and for inspiring us with your creativity.
We're welcoming an amazing new class of DT Philly participants: Murrell Dobbins High School, Thomas A. Edison High School, Kensington Creative and Performing Arts, Kensington Business High School, the Promise Academy at Martin Luther King High School, Abraham Lincoln High School, Mastbaum AVT High School, Motivation High School, Penn Treaty, Strawberry Mansion High School, Chester A....Read More