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    Erin Riffle posted an update in the group Group logo of Smithsonian Design Institute 2014 NOLASmithsonian Design Institute 2014 NOLA 6 years, 5 months ago

    I’m curious about what experiences the group from 2014 NOLA had with implementing design thinking in their home communities this year! I was fortunate enough to have a chance to get out into some schools to present the Ready Set Design workshop to some elementary school classrooms. I also was able to see other teaching artists conduct the workshop. I found it interesting that the youngest classes (Kindergarten) wanted to each keep their own prototypes, but as the children got older they were less interested in keeping the prototypes for themselves. Was this consistent with anyone else’s experiences? (Thinking about cognitive and social/emotional development here and how that may impact design thinking or be impacted by the design process)