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Start an Innovation Academy for Kids using IDEO's HCD Toolkit

Start an Innovation Academy for Kids using IDEO's HCD Toolkit

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Sometimes one misses the gems in our own backyard. IDEO already has produced the HCD Toolkit to foster emergent, grassroots innovation:
http://www.ideo.com/work/item/human-centered-design-toolkit/

Let's use the toolkit as the core curriculum of local "innovation academies" for kids. By following the HCD process, who knows what solutions to pressing problems the kids might come up with!

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Avi, what a great idea. I've had some reservations about the Open IDEO initiative partly because we are asked to throw around ideas to solve problems on the other side of the planet while not truly knowing the intricacies and specific challenges those problems pose. Your inspiration however sidelines that criticism because it allows school children in part to come up with solutions to the problems they face on their own informed by their real world experiences.

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