Unleash your creativity, conquer challenges, and join a dynamic community of ambitious high school students in our immersive design thinking course where you'll build, innovate, and showcase your way to success

What is it?

Our Design Thinking Course is a 4-week program that teaches students how to use a unique blend of design thinking philosophies, pairing the ideas of IDEO and d.school with the Halokeys design process. Students will learn how to use design thinking in a real-world case study, build prototypes, and pitch their ideas to a panel of judges.

What sets our program apart is its dynamic focus on practical application through an exciting project centered around the versatile Raspberry Pi platform. While a basic understanding of coding is encouraged, don't worry if you're not a coding whiz. We foster collaboration by forming diverse groups, where each member brings unique skills to the table. Whether you're a programmer, designer, or have other talents, there's a place for you in our program!

The top team is awarded a educational stipend of $1000 and the course is open completely free of cost. It is targeted towards ANY student who wants the opportunity to learn and grow.


Want to learn more about design thinking and preview the concepts of the course in an interactive way?

Based on the five phases of Design Thinking, our Design Thinking workshop will preview a subset of the full course:

  • Empathy: Getting to grips with a real user problem and building empathy for the target users / customers.
  • Ideation, innovation, and problem-solving: Generating as many ideas and potential solutions as possible.
  • Concept Creation: We will design concepts of the ideas generated

Workshops are still being created!

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Journey through the Course

Phase 1

Learn Halokeys Design Thinking Philosophy

Work collaboratively in teams and specialize based on skill-set

Analyze real world case study

Empathize with the user and understand their needs

Phase 2

Ideate and generate as many ideas and potential solutions as possible

Create concepts of the ideas generated and design a MVP (Minimal Viable Product)

Test the MVP with the user and get feedback

Phase 3

Peer Review and learn how to receive and provide high quality feedback to other teams

Iterate on the MVP based on the feedback received

Interpret the results of the MVP and determine the next steps

Phase 4

Reflect on the process and understand the advantages and limitations of design thinking

Showcase your work to a panel and receive feedback

The top judged team receives a $1000 educational stipend


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