We were delighted to have Briggs & Stratton’s Concept Team host a design thinking workshop for students engaged in our Zoo Train Challenge. The Briggs team took the students through a crash course in design thinking following the model developed at Stanford’s D School.
With that as background, students walked through a process to:
- Understand the concerns of Zoo staff who interact with the water tower used to service the Zoo’s steam locomotives
- Define a key problem that would be the focus of their efforts
- Generate ideas for potential solutions
- Create a prototype to demonstrate their concept.
Beyond sparking some initial thinking, the session served as a great chance for teachers leading student teams to connect around how they look to run the project.
The session wrapped up with a chance to explore some Briggs & Stratton designs in virtual reality and a great deal of pizza.