Don Buckley and I dialogue about the compelling story of design thinking as well as the skepticism of it. According to Don, the sustainability of design thinking requires creating a culture of innovation–leadership, role modeling, the right people, and common language. Addressing complex, ambiguous problems and opportunities in the world will be difficult to make a dent utilizing a linear lens of yesterday. Design Thinking widens options, tests assumptions, produces a product, and makes an impact now.

Dedicating almost twenty years in education (science, technology, curriculum mapping, project-based learning), Don “currently teaches a graduate course in Educational Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University and his current research interests are 21st century pedagogies, design thinking, and Education 3.0.”

Don Buckley’s Design Template

Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation Design Thinking //fuse Summit

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