The first step in our formal Design Thinking process is to put ourselves in the shoes of the people we are trying to help. Empathy is the ability to understand and share someone else's feelings...

It sounds easy, but most of the time when we think we're being empathetic, but instead we are making a lot of assumptions about others.

People don't think alike and it's quite hard to really look at the world from the perspective of someone else's brain.

Empathy as a Process

Pick a User Group

Find a group of people whose Active Living needs you'd like to address, for instance:

Interviewing Potential Users


Bodystorming Example

So, what now?

As a team decide:

Then execute your plan outside of class time Fill out this handout.