Learning is at the heart of every LKR design, and empathy drives the design process.
I take a human-centered and solutions-based approach to the design process. By understanding the people for whom I am designing – their experiences and behaviors in the design space – it becomes easier to scope and solve complex problems for clients. Design thinking can also be applied to strategy and innovation – anything that needs to be optimized for human interaction – and involves ongoing experimentation: sketching, prototyping, testing, and trying out concepts and ideas.
For example, in my work as a Learning Innovation Designer, I have designed, tested, implemented and iterated STEM education models with an emphasis on designing from a student perspective, asking these essential questions –
What are the skills and knowledge students need to compete in the 21st century workforce?
What is the impact of technology on their understanding of being a good citizen in their communities and in the world?