Classroom Example: Breaker 10 Step Design Challenge
BREAKER COACHES HELP YOU PRODUCE A RELEVANT DESIGN CHALLENGE OUT OF YOUR CONTENT AREA.
Coaches show you how to build and craft the 10 step process and customize it to fit within your time constraints. The example below is built around 12 hours of classroom time.
THE FUTURE OF... (Breaker coaches will help you turn your content area into a relevant real world problem)
HOW MIGHT WE... (Breaker coaches help you frame the problem and tee up a design for innovation project)
Step 6: Prototyping
- Build to learn
- Multiple paths to solving the need
step 7: Prototype & Test
- Name assumptions
- Test with end users
- Pivot or persevere
STEP 8: ITERATION & BUSINESS MODEL
- Students identify value propositions and revenue streams working with local business leaders to build viability and sustainability into their solutions.
Step 9: storytelling
- Slide design
- Presentation skills
- Product relevance
Step 10: Pitch
- Students present their products or services to an audience (we recommend you invite folks from local community business leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors, gaining feedback, mentorship, business connections.
step 1: call to action
- Introduction to design and social entrepreneurship
- Interview skills
step 2: empathy
- Inspiration from local thought leaders
- Interviews & site visits
- Breakers get outside the building and meet with industry leaders
step 3: empathy
- Interviews & site visits continue
STEP 4: synthesis
- Identify patterns & themes
- Define the problems worth solving
STEP 5: IDEATION
- Brainstorming solutions
- Visual thinking
Breaker facilitators run a 10 day immersive design challenge every summer with Portland area high school students.