“A speck of red caught his eye.” This began a journey for Chevron that helped him solve his problem. He wanted to share his discoveries with his friends, but they weren’t interested. Would he give up? Would he throw his binoculars away? Would he persevere?
Chevron stuck with it. He was a keen observer. He was fascinated by his environment. He learnt to reflect. After two knockbacks by his friends, he sat down with his notebook, looked at his records and analysed the problem. Perhaps he was influenced by this poem:
What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
Chevron changed his approach. He took his raw data and became creative. He synthesised all the knowledge he’d discovered and made a prototype. Then it was time to trial his solution.
Chevron persevered. He followed a process of design thinking. He defined his problem and immersed himself in it. He took his creative ideas and produced a prototype. He implemented his solution with his friends. Even though his story moves quickly to an end, there’s plenty of room for him to trial various prototypes, let them fail and modify his solution.
The logo for Gifted Kid Zone is taken from Chevron’s story. It depicts lady beetle climbing a slender blade of grass. Not only does it reflect the natural environment and her curiosity, but also points to the hard work and effort that lady beetle puts in. “It’s like she is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.” Chevron learnt from her example and persevered until he and his friends had fun together.
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https://apps.prsa.org/Network/_includes/Storytell.pdf re Design Process Thinking, cited 20th Sept, 2018.
Davies, William Henry. Leisure.
Answers to Blog 26 – There are no definitive answers, as these depend upon the explanations given.