In today’s post we finish off our discussion of the Design Thinking Process and prepare our intentions for #Explore Elul.
Today’s topic is Plan, the perfect topic for the second part of our Design Thinking Process.
4. Prototype: Now that you have a whole bunch of ideas from your Ideate step, it’s time to prototype a design, which means making an example of your solution. If you’re making a physical object, you can start simple, with paper and cardboard and continue to update as you go through your Design Thinking Process.
5. Test: Once you have a prototype, talk to users and get feedback. This can be daunting, but it’s very helpful to figure out if your idea is a full solution to the problem you saw and defined.
This might be the last step, but we aren’t quite done yet! The Design Thinking Process is meant to be iterative, going back to different steps again and again to help tweak your ideas, and continue working to find the best solutions possible.
Our Intention week of #ExploreElul flew by! What are your intentions for #ExploreElul? Did you use any of the Design Thinking steps to help you create concrete goals? Here’s a great example: our intentions here at JEdSTEM are to show and explore the intersection of Judaism and STEM, and we are always in a testing process with you all! We welcome your feedback and are glad you are here.
This post is part of ExploreElul, from The JEdSTEM Initiative, a month of reflection and exploration of the intersection of Judaism and STEM.
JEdSTEM aims to develop engaged, curious, and innovative Jewish minds for the modern world.