Building creative competence in globally distributed courses through design thinking

Keywords

Design thinking, distance education, international education, project based learning, creativity

Abstract

Helping students think creatively is consistently cited as one of the key goals of education. Yet, across universities around the world, alarms have been sounding off suggesting that students are not prepared for a world where they are expected to solve messy, unstructured problems that don't have easy answers. This paper introduces design thinking, a human-centered innovation methodology that has been implemented in a design innovation program at Stanford University as well as at one of the most successful design consultancies. After a brief overview of design thinking, the author illustrates the key elements of this innovation pedagogy through its implementation at a university in Colombia. Realizing the potential of this methodology for building creative competence and confidence among students from all disciplines, and recognizing the power of the next generation of information and collaboration technologies and social media, the author proposes new research and development projects that will bring more creativity to traditional distance and blended learning programs through an infusion of design thinking.

References

Barron, B. (2000). Achieving Coordination in Collaborative Problem-Solving Groups. The Journal of the Learning Sciences, 9, 4; 403-436.

Link DOI | Link Google Scholar

Brown, T. (2010). IDEO «Design thinking» Approach. (www.ideo.com/thinking/approach) (27-12-2010).

Link Google Scholar

Carleton, T. & Leifer, L. (2009). Stanford’s ME310 Course as an Evolution of Engineering Design. Proceedings of the 19th CIRP Design Conference-Competitive Design, Cranfield University.

Link Google Scholar

Carrillo, A. (2003). Engineering Design Team Performance: Quantitative Evidence that Membership Diversity Effects Are Time Dependent. Stanford: Escuela de Ingeniería, Universidad de Stanford.

Link Google Scholar

Cohen, E. (1994). «Restructuring the Classroom: Conditions for Productive Small Groups». Review of Educational Research, 6, 1; 1-35.

Link Google Scholar

Driscoll, S. (2010). Designing Liberation Technologies. (http://stanfordlawyer.law.stanford.edu/2010/11/¬designing-liberation-technologies) (21-012011).

Link Google Scholar

H.P.I. (2009). Design thinking Process. [Adaptación de un póster en la Escuela de «Design thinking» HPI, Universidad de Potsdam (Alamania)]. (www.hpi.uni-potsdam.de/d_school/home.html) (08-01-2011).

Link Google Scholar

Johnson, D. & Johnson, R. (1993). «What we Know about Cooperative Learning at the College Level». Cooperative Learning, 13, 3.

Link Google Scholar

Land, G.; Jarman, B. (1993). Breakpoint and Beyond. Nueva York: Harper Business.

Link Google Scholar

Leifer, L. (1998). Design Team Performance: Metrics and the Impact of Technology. Evaluating Corporate Training: Models and Issues. In: Brown, S.M. & Seidner, C.J. (Ed.). Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Link Google Scholar

ME310 (2010). Design Innovation at Stanford University. (www.stanford.edu/group/me310) (27-10-2010).

Link Google Scholar

Robinson, K. (2006). Do Schools Kill Creativity? (www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_¬kill_crea-tivity.html) (27-09-2010).

Link Google Scholar

Slavin, R. E. (1996). «Research on Cooperative Learning and Achievement: What we Know, What we Need to Know». Contemporary Educational Psychology, 21; 43-69.

Link DOI | Link Google Scholar

Springer, L.; Donovan, S. & al. (1999). «Effects of Small-Group Learning on Undergraduates in Science, Mathe-matics, Engineering, and Technology: A Meta-Analysis». Review of Educational Research, 69, 1; 21-51.

Link Google Scholar

Tischler, L. (2009). Ideo's David Kelley on Design Thinking. Fast Company.

Link Google Scholar

Technical information

Metrics

Metrics of this article

Views: 29637

Abstract readings: 19895

PDF downloads: 9742

Full metrics of Comunicar 37

Views: 665649

Abstract readings: 541568

PDF downloads: 124081

Cited by

Cites in Web of Science

Garcia-Guardia, Maria-Luisa; Ayestaran-Crespo, Raquel; Lopez-Gomez, Josefa-Elisa; Tovar-Vicente, Monica. Educating the gifted student: Eagerness to achieve as a curricular competence COMUNICAR, 2019.

https://doi.org/10.3916/C60-2019-02

Magro Gutierrez, Montserrat; Carrascal Dominguez, Silvia. THE 'DESIGN THINKING' AS A RESOURCE AND METHODOLOGY FOR VISUAL LITERACY IN PRESCHOOL AT MEXICAN MULTIGRADE SCHOOLS VIVAT ACADEMIA, 2019.

https://doi.org/10.15178/va.2019.146.71-95

Luis Roca-Gonzalez, Jose; Rodriguez-Bermudez, German; Juan Briones-Penalver, Antonio. Lessons for Technological Innovation Analysis. A Case of Study Based on McLuhan Tetrad Applied to Laser Cleaning Machines Lecture Notes in Management and Industrial Engineering, 2019.

https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96005-0_33

Checa-Romero, Mirian; Pascual Gomez, Isabel. Minecraft and machinima in action: development of creativity in the classroom TECHNOLOGY PEDAGOGY AND EDUCATION, 2018.

https://doi.org/10.1080/1475939X.2018.1537933

Peters, Robert A.; Maatman, Janice. Long-term trends accentuate the import of creative and critical thinking skills developed by design thinking and ill-defined questions TEACHING PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, 2017.

https://doi.org/10.1177/0144739416680850

Bernal Ramirez, Diana Marcela; Zaninelli, Thais Batista. Use of design thinking as a tool in the process of innovation in libraries ENCONTROS BIBLI-REVISTA ELETRONICA DE BIBLIOTECONOMIA E CIENCIA DA INFORMACAO, 2017.

https://doi.org/10.5007/1518-2924.2017v22n49p59

Luis Roca-Gonzalez, Jose; Miguel Sanchez-Lozano, Juan; Rodriguez-Bermudez, German; Jose Garcia-Laencina, Pedro; Juan Briones-Penalver, Antonio. Technological Immersion in Industrial Engineering for a Project Management Course to Develop Dual Use Technology Lecture Notes in Management and Industrial Engineering, 2017.

https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51859-6_18

Jadan-Guerrero, Janio; Miranda, Santiago; Altamirano, Zandra; Manzano, Jose. Design Thinking paradigm in the development of an open source Strategic Planning framework 2017 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE (INCISCOS), 2017.

https://doi.org/10.1109/INCISCOS.2017.63

Pavon, Manuel; Pavon, Francisco. The Use of ICT and the 4P's of Creativity and Innovation in Education HANDBOOK OF THE MANAGEMENT OF CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION: THEORY AND PRACTICE, 2017.

Link Google Scholar

Elisondo, Romina; Donolo, Danilo. Determinations and relationships of interaction in the triangle of questions, creativity and learning RED-REVISTA DE EDUCACION A DISTANCIA, 2016.

https://doi.org/10.6018/red/51/8

Zizic, Anisija; Granic, Andrina; Sitin, Ivona. Fostering Creativity in Technology-Enhanced Learning 2016 39TH INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY, ELECTRONICS AND MICROELECTRONICS (MIPRO), 2016.

Link Google Scholar

Sonalkar, Neeraj; Mabogunje, Ade; Leifer, Larry. Developing a Design Thinking Curriculum for Venture Creation in Resource-Constrained Environment INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION, 2016.

Link Google Scholar

Oliveros Niebles, Adriana Patricia; Velasquez Restrepo, Sandra Milena; del Pilar Hurtado, Maria; Perez Cordoba, Jeidy. Reflections on the impact of design thinking in processes of formation and research in design ICONOFACTO, 2016.

https://doi.org/10.18566/iconofac.v12n18.a02

Fleury, Andre Leme; Stabile, Henrique; Carvalho, Marly M.. An Overview of the Literature on Design Thinking: Trends and Contributions INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION, 2016.

Link Google Scholar

Christopoulos, Tania Pereira; Steinbeck, Reinhold. Institutionalising the learning process through innovation and participative practices INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INNOVATION AND LEARNING, 2016.

https://doi.org/10.1504/IJIL.2016.074474

Mahmoud Oassim-Al-shboul, Oassim; Rodriguez Sabiote, Clemente; Alvarez-Rodriguez, Jose. Professors' perceptions of distance education in virtual environments: The case of the Education Faculty of University of Al-Yarmouk (Jordan) DIGITAL EDUCATION REVIEW, 2015.

Link Google Scholar

Roca-Gonzalez, Jose-Luis. DESIGNING DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS FOR SECURITY AND DEFENCE NETWORK KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT. A CASE OF STUDY: AIRPORT BIRD CONTROL FALCONERS ORGANIZATIONS DISCRETE AND CONTINUOUS DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS-SERIES S, 2015.

https://doi.org/10.3934/dcdss.2015.8.1311

Cecilia Elisondo, Romina; Silvio Donolo, Danilo. Creativity and Information Literacy. The Challenge in Four Proposals PANORAMA, 2014.

Link Google Scholar

Schar, Mark; Sheppard, Sheri; Brunhaver, Samantha; Cuson, Mark; Grau, Michelle Marie. Bending Moments to Business Models: Integrating an Entrepreneurship Case Study as Part of Core Mechanical Engineering Curriculum ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, 2013.

Link Google Scholar

Zuberogoitia, A.; Arana, G.; Astigarraga, I.; Pavon, A.. EMBRACING INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY AS PART OF THE CURRICULUM: INTRODUCING THE DESIGN THINKING PROCESS INTO COMMUNICATION STUDIES EDULEARN Proceedings, 2012.

Link Google Scholar

Yang, Liu; Albats, Ekaterina; Etzkowitz, Henry;. Interdisciplinary organization as a basic academic unit? INDUSTRY AND HIGHER EDUCATION , 2020.

https://doi.org/10.1177/0950422220956951

Chirumalla, K.; Eriksson, Y.; Bjelkemyr, M.;. GOING BLENDED IN INNOVATION AND DESIGN EDUCATION: BENEFITS, CHALLENGES, AND LESSONS LEARNED EDULEARN19: 11TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION AND NEW LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES , 2019.

Link Google Scholar

Guaman-Quintanilla, S.; Chiluiza, K.; Everaert, P.;. DESIGN THINKING IN HIGHER EDUCATION: A SCOPING REVIEW 11TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (ICERI2018) , 2018.

Link Google Scholar

Cites in Scopus

Schar, M., Sheppard, S., Brunhaver, S., Cuson, M., Grau, M.M.. Bending moments to business models: Integrating an entrepreneurship case study as part of core mechanical engineering curriculum), ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, .

Link Google Scholar

Oassim-Al-shboul, O.M., Sabiote, C.R., Álvarez-Rodríguez, J.. Professors' perceptions of distance education in virtual environments: The case of the Education Faculty of University of Al-Yarmouk (Jordan)), Digital Education Review, .

Link Google Scholar

Roca-Gonzalez, J.-L.. Designing dynamical systems for security, defence network knowledge management. A case of study: Airport bird control falconers organizations), Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems - Series S, .

https://doi.org/10.3934/dcdss.2015.8.1311

Fleury, A.L., Stabile, H., Carvalho, M.M.. An overview of the literature on design thinking: Trends, contributions), International Journal of Engineering Education, .

Link Google Scholar

Christopoulos, T.P., Steinbeck, R.. Institutionalising the learning process through innovation, participative practices), International Journal of Innovation, Learning, .

https://doi.org/10.1504/IJIL.2016.074474

Sonalkar, N., Mabogunje, A., Leifer, L.. Developing a Design Thinking curriculum for venture creation in resource-constrained environment), International Journal of Engineering Education, .

Link Google Scholar

Zizic, A., Granic, A., Sitin, I.. Fostering creativity in technology-enhanced learning), 2016 39th International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics, MIPRO 2016 - Proceedings, .

https://doi.org/10.1109/MIPRO.2016.7522256

Peters, R.A., Maatman, J.. Long-term trends accentuate the import of creative, critical thinking skills developed by design thinking, ill-defined questions), Teaching Public Administration, .

https://doi.org/10.1177/0144739416680850

Jadan-Guerrero, J., Miranda, S., Altamirano, Z., Manzano, J.. Design thinking paradigm in the development of an open source strategic planning framework), Proceedings - 2017 International Conference on Information Systems, Computer Science, INCISCOS 2017, .

https://doi.org/10.1109/INCISCOS.2017.63

García-Guardia, M.-L., Ayestarán-Crespo, R., López-Gómez, J.-E., Tovar-Vicente, M.. Educating the gifted student: Eagerness to achieve as a curricular competence), Comunicar, .

https://doi.org/10.3916/C60-2019-02

Ribes, A.M., Galan, M.E.R., Gómez, N.B.. From solid spaces to liquid spaces: New ecologies of musical practices), Humanities, Social Sciences Reviews, .

https://doi.org/10.18510/hssr.2019.7414

Santos, Ú., Santos, A., Ruschival, C.B. . Study on the relationship between design management and business project management), Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, .

https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-55374-6_11

Cites in Google Scholar

Currently there are no citations to this document

Download

Alternative metrics

How to cite

Steinbeck, R. (2011). Building creative competence in globally distributed courses through design thinking. [El «design thinking» como estrategia de creatividad en la distancia]. Comunicar, 37, 27-35. https://doi.org/10.3916/C37-2011-02-02

Share

           

Post Office Box 527

21080 Huelva (Spain)

Administration

Editorial office

Creative Commons

This website uses cookies to obtain statistical data on the navigation of its users. If you continue to browse we consider that you accept its use. +info X