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.”