This video serves as a a “pre-introduction” to Design Thinking. The first few minutes introduce the Point of View AKA Problem Statement. The last five minutes are time for the Design Sprinter to write down a Point of View Statement, based on their team’s Empathy.
You can watch the video with others (e.g. group/class), but must do the activity in silence by yourself.
During this video, you’ll think of a Point of View Statement – it won’t be the final statement that you will use as a team!
Educators/Design Sprint Facilitators can use this video as a RLO (Reusable Learning Object) – e.g. ask students to watch in their own time, to kick-off the Define Stage.
When I play this in class, it’s usually before a break or at the end of a day.
In the next session, I use this format:
- Introduce the Define Stage again
- Explain the Point of View/Problem Statement format
- Give examples of bad, good and better statements
- Use some examples from what participants wrote during the above video, focusing on imperfect statements.
- In silence, ask each participants to come up with another, brand-new Point of View statement.
- Ask students to meet with their Design Thinking team, to share their Problem Statements and come up with one final statement, as a team!