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Five Rules of Design Thinking to Reach All Students

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Progressive Drawings

Round 1

  • Groups of 3 or 4 (could be done with 5).
  • One person in the group starts with a blank piece of paper and a red crayon/marker.
  • Next person to the left gets a blue marker, next gets green, (if four in the group, next gets orange. Fifth person, if there is one, gets purple).
  • The first person will draw for 30 seconds.
  • At the signal, pass the paper to the left.
  • The next person continues the drawing for another 30 seconds.
  • At the signal, pass the paper to the left.
  • Continue this process until all people in the group have had 30 seconds to draw.
  • Post pictures on a wall together.
  • Make observations. Does one color stand out more? Did people watch what was being drawn before it was their turn? If you were last, did you struggle to come up with things to add? If you were first, did you have an overall concept for what the finished drawing might look like, and if so, does the final product match that? How much of your 30 seconds did you spend thinking about what to draw, and how much actually drawing?

Round 2

  • Same groups.
  • Hand your crayon/marker to the person to your left.
  • Whoever has the red crayon/marker gets a new blank sheet of paper. This one also has a short description of a scene (“A two-story home with a tree, swingset, and doghouse.”)
  • Repeat the process as above. First person draws for 30 seconds, pass left at the signal, continue until everyone has drawn.
  • Post pictures and descriptions on a wall together.
  • Make observations. Does one color stand out more? Is everything from the description in the pictures? Is anything not in the description in the pictures? Do the pictures look alike? How are they similar/different? How were your approaches and experiences different in the two Rounds?
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