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entreVersity writes: Here’s a challenge. Have you ever conducted Design Thinking with children, for example, in schools, museums, or maker spaces? What is in the mind of a child versus the mind of an adult design entrepreneur? This can be challenging due to children’s limited understanding of the design process and their lack of skills to collaborate productively towards a shared design goal. Collaborative Design Thinking (CoDeT) is a new co-design approach. To scaffold collaboration and design thinking, CoDeT relies on a framework that integrates social interdependence theory and design Thinking; this framework was validated in a case study with 49 children between 9 and 10 years old in two schools.

Van Mechelen, Maarten, Ann Laenen, Bieke Zaman, Bert Willems, and Vero Vanden Abeele. “Collaborative Design Thinking (CoDeT): A Co-Design Approach for High Child-to-Adult Ratios.” International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 130 (October 1, 2019): 179–95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2019.06.013.
Laenen, Ann. “Our Article ‘Collaborative Design Thinking (CoDeT: A Co-Design Approach for High Child-to-Adult Ratio” Has Been Published!” Ann Laenen (blog), June 28, 2019. https://annlaenen.me/2019/06/28/our-article-collaborative-design-thinking-codet-a-co-design-approach-for-high-child-to-adult-ratio-has-been-published/.

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