Ela Ben-Ur coaches an entrepreneur/leadership development professional in seeing his landscape of challenges (4 min), building the Innovators' Compass from his own experiences (9 min), and using it on a personal challenge (22 min). Thanks to filmaker Gregory Mang for donating his time!
The Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning, the new graduate school of education in partnership with MIT, has chosen to use design, practiced using Innovators' Compass, as a central competency. See Dan Coleman, Chief Learning Officer, and their cohort of teaching students in action!
Xheni Mucelli, a Teaching Candidate at the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning at MIT, shares images of using Innovators' Compass to review her teaching with peers, design her classroom, and mentor students.
Miami teacher Valeria Rodriguez shows Compass templates she gives her students to help them express their understanding at the start and end of science projects, and that she creates to support collaborative conversations with parents at conference time.
Erin Quinn, a middle school educator in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, who's class was "homeless" for half a year until their new school was built. She shows and tells how she used Innovators' Compass with her class, in conjunction with other Design Thinking tools, to enable them to design their own class "space" and culture despite this.
Dawn McWilliams and Mitch Davis, Principal and Assistant Principal of an Elementary charter school in Aurora, CO, walk through Compasses made by their teachers to collaborate on school culture topics, and with students resolving a conflict in the school office.
Catherine Stines describes three ways she and others use Innovators' Compass at the Darrow school: for student social-emotional learning; for staff collaboration; and in her professional work, enabling people at conferences to collaborate around shared challenges.
In this short video and beautiful images, Garrett Mason describes how he and others in the international development organizations CorpsAfrica and PACT use Innovators’ Compass. He describes using the questions directly in communities, as well as using the Compass as a framework to bring together methods and mindsets of human-centered design and participatory design.
Two more beautiful videos about Garrett Mason's incredible human-centered-design work with CorpsAfrica in Malawi. Each gives a lovely little shout-out to the compass, which Garrett used as an over-arching tool, complemented by other human-centered design tools like empathy maps.
At a cafe on a busy street in Boston’s Innovation District, Kyle Savage talks about using Innovators' Compass in a user interface design firm—to offer a usable design process for the team, scaffold client meetings and engagement, and support his individual creative process.
David Coffey, director of the Design Thinking Academy at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, invited me to lead three workshops for their faculty, staff, and students: Design Thinking and You, Design Thinking in Life and School, and Design Thinking in Education and Healthcare. The first two were professionally recorded.