29 Apr '17, 5pm

Here's how designers might tweak the public school day in San Francisco:

School Retool is a joint program dreamed up by Ideo and its frequent collaborator, Stanford’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (known as the d.school). Last year, they launched it inside schools nationwide with a fish-out-of-water experience called the Shadow a Student Challenge. For an entire day, administrators who typically spend their nine-to-fives in meeting rooms or dealing with a rotating cast of public school “stakeholders” spent every minute with a single child, from the bus stop in the morning to after-school football practice. They were advised to unplug (as in: leave the walkie-talkie and the smartphone behind) to be completely present for the experience, and afterward they completed a fairly simple Ideo-designed worksheet to help them identify a challenge they observed—and then hack a quick solution, to be implemented immediately. It was design thinking at i...

Full article: http://www.modernluxury.com/san-francisco/story/how-desig...

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