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.
From the Blog
Across millions of years, humans and our ancient ancestors survived by constantly living lives between the familiar and the novel. Student learning and memory operate in that same zone between the familiar and the new. As teachers, how we take advantage of novel routines and experiences may be some of the most important things we do to help our students remember and think.
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.