Tools at Schools

Integrating design thinking into education.


Tools at Schools is a partnership between your school and a corporation to help students understand the value of design as a problem-solving tool in our everyday world.

The students immerse themselves in the entire design process, from research and ideation to 3D modeling, final prototypes and ultimately launch. The intent of the 6-month program is to emphasize the process of design and the methodology of design thinking, rather than the end product. Therefore, the course will be broken into traditional design phases, with a dominant focus on initial research and concept formulation. The students will be asked to utilize their math, science and communication skills to conceive functional, proportional and fully thought-out design-solutions. Furthermore, they will be asked to craft presentations to effectively communicate their initial ideas and final products visually, verbally and in writing.

To be as applicable to the real world as possible, each year will focus on familiar products they encounter in their everyday environment. Ultimately, the students will experience the magic of design when they witness their ideas come to life on the factory floor.

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