Earlier this week I had the opportunity to take this Design Thinking Crash Course. It was a really fun introduction to design thinking. I thought it was interesting to see how resistant people were to prototyping, but because their was limited time we were able to delve deep without judgement. Some came up with real solutions that were utilized within the same week.
I do think exposing youth to design thinking will only make them better t-shaped people. What is great about this particular unit is that it is self contained. Any teacher, student, club, group could use this process to explore the field.
Personally I look forward to more meeting with our Design Thinking Meetup Group. Everyone who attended was anxious to tackle their own problems with this process.