Hedge School Dublin is a design camp for secondary school students – exploring, understanding and developing innovative responses to the challenge Design for 21st Century learning. Over two weeks as part of Innovation Dublin 2011 students carried out research, identified insights, developed responses and moved from ideas to action by prototyping their solutions live with the public.
Design thinking is trotted out as a salve for businesses who need help with innovation. The idea is that the left-brained, MBA-trained, spreadsheet-driven crowd has squeezed all the value they can out of their methods. To fix things, all you need to do is apply some right-brained turtleneck-wearing “creatives,” “ideating” tons of concepts and creating new opportunities for value out of whole cloth.