In graduate school I spent the summer in Saul, French Guiana – a sparsely inhabited village in the middle of a sprawling rainforest. The daily hot sweaty hikes deep into
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School created the D!Lab as one of many places for novel ideas, creativity, ingenuity, and innovation to thrive. We invite you to learn about the design process, the purpose of the D!Lab, and the human-centered focus of our students.
BAC HackBac 2022
A Social Justice HackathonInnovating to Promote Health Equity in BIPOC Communities by Addressing Social Determinants of Health
HACKBAC 2023 is a collaboration between the Black Alumni Collective, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging, the D! Lab, and The Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning – all based at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland.
From the Blog
Design thinking addresses a problem by creating an object, an environment, an experience, a system, a service or a communication. It is a unique and fundamental form of human intelligence that is most often expressed in the way students formulate problems, generate solutions and utilize the design process.
The D!Lab Guide to Imagination and Design Thinking provides a research-informed roadmap for teachers, students, school leaders, policymakers and businesses that value design thinking as integral to real-world problem solving.
About the School
From piecing together artificial limbs to building solar-powered racecars, design has been a hallmark of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s curriculum for more than a decade. Students in all grades have access to collaborative spaces to design and make things that will shape their habits, minds, skills and creativity.
Design is the Process.
Creativity is the Mindset.
Imagination is the Root.
Humanity is the Purpose.
Innovation is the Result.