Skip to main content

Design Thinking Students Practice Techniques

As part of the preparation for an engineering project in the Innovation Lab, seventh-graders in Karen Glum’s Exploring Engineering and Design class recently practiced cardboard design and attachment techniques such as scoring, relief cuts, tabs, and gussets. This semester, students will build working flashlights out of cardboard. They will also develop user-profiles and personalize their flashlight to fit their user’s wants and needs. “The flashlight project incorporates the most important element of design thinking—empathy,” Glum said.