Focusing on design education program related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Japanese high school students, this research aims to develop a set of opensource tools that can be used to visualize the design thinking educational processes used by students. To implement a new type of SDGs related design educational program that promotes solving the world's issues in environmental and social changes, educational tools to support students in design thinking processes are not available. In collaboration with teachers, we conducted a workshop with four sessions at Fukusho High School in Fukuoka City for Year 1 students under the Global Management Program. We worked with teachers to understand the design thinking processes used in the workshop and identify issues that students faced during the workshop. Through the findings, a set of visualization tools can be developed and proposed to support the students in the design thinking processes in future workshops. The visualization tool will enable students to learn freely and develop a high awareness of social issues. Also, teachers can use and adapt the tools to meet the needs of the educational objectives. Besides, as an open-source, the outputs of the research can easily be contributed back to society.
|Translated title of the contribution||Case Study of Design for SDGs Project: Development of Visualization Tool for High School Students on SDGs Education with Design Thinking|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||芸術工学研究 : 九州大学大学院芸術工学研究院紀要|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 10 2021|