We like to encourage passion for design thinking in everybody, but especially junior high and high schoolers. Fortunately there’s not just one direction to discover your own path of inspiration. People come to IDEO with many backgrounds, each with important skills that weave well together – from engineers, artists, human behavior experts, environmentalists, scientists, business gurus – each unique!
Someone designed everything around you, from your toothbrush to your home town. Get inspired by reading the stories behind common objects like the light bulb, the tennis shoe, the airplane, or the Internet. Even simple things like paper clips often have surprisingly complex stories that reflect vision, experience, luck, and determination. Find the aspects of these stories that resonate with you and follow that thread.
Kara Krumpe / Human Factors