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

  • IceBreakers
  • Introduction to design and social entrepreneurship
  • Interview skills
  • Webquests

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.

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