Tonight: Woodside School devotes program to 'design thinking'

What is design thinking? Parents, students and interested community members can find out at Woodside Elementary School's first Collaborative Design Thinking Project on Thursday, May 1, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Sellman Auditorium on campus.

Projects for the evening include:

● Sculpting paper into a virtual galaxy. Woodside Superintendent Beth Polito said every student in the school will make a planet or star out of a sheet of blank white paper that will be fed through a 3-D printer to make the virtual galaxy.

● A human/machine collaboration to find out what happens when humans and machines create together.

● Creation of a story out of all participants' answers to the same question.

Participants will learn what "solution-based" thinking is and how design thinking can improve learning and the experience of technology.

The event is sponsored by the WES Design Thinking Task Force, Dominika Nell Applova, Jeff Linnell and the Institute of Design at Stanford, known as the


There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Calave wine bar opens in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 7 comments | 1,901 views

Help! I’m Covered in Bugs
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 1,814 views

Constitution Guarantees Nationwide Right to Same-Sex Marriage
By Chandrama Anderson | 32 comments | 1,488 views

Family Outing - Inside Out
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 338 views