Resource Activity: Act

A notebook with a fountain pen on it
30-60 minutes

Inquiry through empathy interviews

Gain valuable insights into how other people experience a problem or challenge. Use those insights to inform how you design solutions that meet the needs of those people and avoid missing important information that makes the difference between a successful solution and an unsuccessful one.

Imaging Through Metaphors PDF cover
20-45 minutes

Imagining through metaphors

Use metaphors to reframe your thinking about a problem of practice and create novel solutions to complex problems. This activity will draw on team collaboration to explore new ways of looking at a familiar problem.

School Design Game cards and dice
60-90 minutes

The School Design Game

Engage groups of educators in a game that simulates the possibilities and pitfalls of using the design process in a school setting. This game promotes thoughtful discussion and highlights various design-based solutions throughout the stages of a design process: Inquire, Imagine, Iterate, Communicate, and Connect.