Madison Team Selects Design Challenges

We are working with the Administrative Leadership Team (ALT) at Madison School District on a design process to address some of the challenges the district faces. We had a great second workshop yesterday, where everyone divided up into five design teams, each focused on a particular challenge. The design challenge topics are:

  1. The student experience
  2. Creating a culture of innovation
  3. Improving the perception of public education
  4. Active learning environments
  5. Staff/teacher retention

We spent time exploring the idea of empathy, a critical part of designing user-centered solutions – the need to understand an issue from the perspective of all the users/stakeholders, and to get past assumptions you might have about those users. This video [link] was one way we sparked the group’s thinking. We’ll be digging more deeply into empathy and the design challenge topics at the next session!