Making Youth Design Education Real for Students
Episode 057 • 47 min
How can students learn how to problem-solve with design thinking?
In this episode, Sam chats with Design Museum Everywhere’s very own Director of Learning and Interpretation, Diana Navarrete-Rackauckas, about launching the Neighborhood Design Project to teach youth design skills in an accessible, engaging, and meaningful way. Diana explains the reasons behind the program and why it is important for students to choose their own challenges. Later on in the show, they are joined by Manny Guardado, the Director of Innovation at Notre Dame Academy. Manny shares more details about designing and launching Notre Dame Academy’s Innovation Lab and the tools for learning. Together, they discuss teaching creativity to be a force of change and how design thinking can be used in the classroom.