The reason to chose this approach is to that is a collaborative and creative problem-solving process. Teams can use to develop innovative solutions for problems of schools or organization. There are series of steps that creative thinking, combine research and analysis have been made. This is also necessary for the positive impact and solutions. On the other hand, the purpose is to develop the innovative high school model (Liedtka & Ogilvie, 2011).
- What strategy did Will Eden and Alison Elliott use to recruit team members?
Teams members will recruit from the informal network including the teachers and parents at Alpha Middle School, local high school students, Blanca Alvarado and other various skilled and experienced professionals. There will include twelve members to join the team. The team will plan for a large workload design (Liedtka & Ogilvie, 2011).
- List and explain the key learnings from the PREP phase of the project?
The key learning from the PREP phase of the project includes commitment, Team training, balancing diversity and focus, clear communication and process manager. It is necessary for the people to make the good and feasible structure of the system. Clear communication is also necessary to communicate and disseminate the further messages and objectives of the school. Also, the organization is not ready to compromise on the design and process of the school system (Liedtka & Ogilvie, 2011).
- Describe Stage 1 – Discover phase. List and explain the key learnings from the Discover phase of the project?
The key learning is divided into different phases such as Frame, Empathize, and synthesize. The frame is wide and may narrow the focus. Other includes Depth or breadth, reach, observe and training to the translators and selection respectively. It is the duty of the management to overlook the entire changing’s and operations on different phases (Liedtka & Ogilvie, 2011).
- Describe Stage 2 – Ideate phase. List and explain the key learnings from the Ideate phase of the project?
Ideate phase or stage 2 is Design Challenge Refinement and Brainstorming. Key learnings points of this phase includes:
- Outing and avoiding biases
- Secondary research and its role
- Utilize Experts effectively
- Thinking of broad spectrum or outside of the box
- Combining Kernels
These are the different point of stage two. In this stage, the ideas of experts are utilized in well mannered and feasible method. Solutions for various problems are also identified and implemented according to the nature and structure of the organization (Liedtka & Ogilvie, 2011).
- Describe Stage 3 – Prototype phase. List and explain the key learnings from the Prototype phase of the project?
The third stage is about the extra options or the supplementary ideas. This means if one plan or idea does not give the appropriate results then there will option B to act upon. On the other hand, the basic learning outcomes of phase three include integration of the secondary research, extreme constraints which should be targeted, critical analysis and requirement to adhere to a bias regarding the prototyping action and framing the ends. This means that whole orientation is towards the end results rather focus on the methods or means utilize to achieve those goals. This stage is the result or goal oriented approach (Liedtka & Ogilvie, 2011).
- List and explain the three tensions that made the design process messy at times.
The three tensions made the design process messy at times are Primary research vs. Secondary research, Depth vs. Breadth and User-Driven vs. System-Driven. These tensions include the traditional high school experiences. It includes various norms and regulations to run the system of entire school. The basic purpose is to reconcile the needs and requirements of the students in school and also to make the quality and standard of education up to the mark (Liedtka & Ogilvie, 2011).
- Each person of the pair, explain how the Alpha Public Schools project was both similar and different from the design group project that you worked on in class.
The Alpha Public Schools project was both similar and different from the design group project because they expect to handle these tensions perfectly. This implies entire introduction is towards the final products rather concentrate on the strategies or means use to accomplish those objectives. This stage is essentially the outcome or objective arranged approach. Answers for different issues are additionally distinguished and executed by nature and structure of the association. It is the obligation of the administration to disregard the whole changing’s and operations on various stages (Liedtka & Ogilvie, 2011).
Liedtka, J., & Ogilvie, T. (2011). Designing for Growth: A Design Thinking Tool Kit for Managers. Columbia University Press.]]>