Design Thinking and Innovation For Kids Early Childhood Education Technology in Education

Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation
by Steven Johnson

Glimmer: How Design Can Transform Your Life and Maybe Even the World by Warren Berger, 2009




Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas emerge from Small Discoveries  by Peter Sims

The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America’s Leading Design Firm by Tom Kelley, 2001

Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation by Tim Brown, 2009

The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEO’s Strategies for Defeating the Devil’s Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization by Tom Kelley

The Innovator’s Solution: Creating and Sustaining Substantial Growth by Clayton M. Christensen

Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath




Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality by Scott Belsky

Interviews and Personal reflections:

A Conversation with IDEO Founder David Kelley
Read about Design Thinking from technology and design legend and founder of IDEO David Kelley.

Learn what “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling thinks about the benefits of failure and the power of the imagination in her commencement address at Harvard University.

Grand Designs
Tim Brown’s talks about ideas for incorporating design thinking into traditional organizations.

He Prizes Questions More Than Answers
Tim Brown discusses leadership and ideas in the New York Times.

The Making of a Design Thinker
Tim Brown discusses the importance of design in innovation.

Robert Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. Read his thoughts on Learning from Success and Failure in the Harvard Business Review.

Case Studies:
The Bully & The Bystander: Design Thinking in a Middle School Classroom
(Research paper, Stanford RED lab)

Other resources:
The Design Thinking Toolkit for Educators from IDEO.

Stanford d.School K-12 lab WikiDesign Thinking Curriculum home page


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