DT Philly Updates

Thu, 12/18/2014

We came across this former Nightline episode which follows an IDEO team as they rethink the shopping cart in just five days.  It’s a nice refresher for your team as you’re learning about the DT approach to problem solving and engaging in the research phase of your project (notice the importance of field research).  The video runs about 6 minutes if you skip...

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Tue, 12/09/2014

Hey DT Philly teams!  We're excited about your projects and ideas, and we can't wait to see your next steps.  Keep up the good work and reach the 100 point mark by December 24 to win a Philly snack pack for one of your January team meetings!  Check your progress report from yesterday's DT Philly meeting to see how you can earn this bonus for your team.

 

 

Mon, 11/24/2014

We'd like to introduce you to one of the great teams participating in DT Philly this year...the Abraham Lincoln Power Pointers.  Here are a few thoughts they shared to help us get to know them:

What is one thing that should be taught in school that isn't?  Our team feels that how to manage your money  in life should be taught in school.

If someone made a...

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Thu, 11/20/2014

Congratulations to the All-Starz from Kensington International Business High School for finishing their start-up activities and becoming the first team to earn a piece of the puzzle!  

Tue, 11/18/2014

We heard some interesting ideas and perspectives yesterday as the KCAPA design team discussed a variety of challenges and then narrowed their focus to one for their DT Philly Challenge project.  For teams that haven't already done so, it's time to upload your "empathy" stage work including your images of good design, your list of design challenges, and your first take on your design problem...

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Thu, 11/13/2014

KCAPA didn't waste any time earning their first badge by inviting architect Zach Newhard to their school to meet the team and talk about his work.  Many thanks to Zach for taking the time to share his knowledge and experience! 

Mon, 11/10/2014

Hey DT Philly teams…to help you start exploring the new website, we’ve posted a pop-up opportunity in the Discussion section.  Log in to check it out!  Lincoln HS was the first team to post to the new site, and KCAPA is the first team to have students working on the site.  Nice job everyone!

Fri, 10/31/2014

Congratulations to MLK’s Conservation Cougars, Kensington International Business High School, Lincoln High School, and KCAPA for being the first to register their teams and/or submit photos and assignments (the above photo is from KCAPA's exploration of good design)!

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