This month, I taught Design Processes and Creative Methods to our students in IT, Media and Design. There was a real outsourcer: Stureby Nursing Home. Our students developed their concepts of innovative solutions for the development of elderly care, through the five steps of Stanford’s Design Thinking process: empathy, define, ideation, prototyping and test. During the prototyping step, our students used different kind of material located in different stations in the workshop room: styrofoam, 3D printer, textile, wood, cardboard, soldering, paper and clay.
In order to give inspiration to our students, we made them visiting Openlab (https://openlabsthlm.se) and Makerspace Stoekholm (https://www.makerspace.se). There were many exciting problem formulations and solutions focusing on digitization, inclusion and safety. We were four coaches in this course: Johan Bornebusch, Fatima Jonsson, Sophie Landwehrsydow and myself.