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Mission Statement

MISSIONBRUTE LABS wants to use design thinking to engage students in learning.
ABOUT
BRUTE LABS works with kids to prove that anyone can do good. Our small team operates a design thinking program to serve public schools in economically disadvantaged areas. Since design is often excluded from school curricula, we bring the tinkering and building the campus. We are a team of design strategists, graduate students in education and BRUTE staff members, working together to support under-served schools, faculty and students through the process of design thinking.

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THE OPPORTUNITY
We are on a quest to implement design thinking as an vital part of education. Through our program students leverage their school and neighborhood as their laboratory, where they learn by observing the people they design for and uncover real human needs they want to address. They then develop an unexpected range of possible solutions, and create rough prototypes, or mock-ups, to take back out into the field and test the design with people. We hope that the students' bias is one towards action , then by reflection on their own discoveries about the process. Experience is measured by iteration: students run through as many cycles as they possibly can on any project. Each cycle brings stronger insights and more unexpected solutions.

MEET BRUTE DESIGN THINKING FOR KIDS
BRUTE LABS works with kids to prove that anyone can do good. Our small team operates a design thinking program to serve public schools in economically disadvantaged areas. Since design is often excluded from school curricula, we bring the tinkering and building the campus. We are a team of design strategists, graduate students in education and BRUTE staff members, working together to support under-served schools, faculty and students through the process of design thinking.

Schools, are rich hubs of learning where students have the chance to activate creative thinking, innovation and apply new design ideas. We believe that resource constraints often lead to great ideas. We know that students crave the opportunity to build, create, design and play. We aim to create a renaissance in education and learning through our workshop

in terms of the l earning activities that will take place in the workshops, here is what we facilitate:
  • Large group games and teachings
  • Small group focused discussions
  • Capturing ideas and iterate/build on them
  • Prototyping 2-D and 3-D solutions
  • Storytelling and pitching (presentations)

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http://www.brute.is

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