Threshold Design Institute teams will work together to apply human-centered design methods to the unique needs and opportunities found within their schools.

The design process will involve:

  • Empathy Building: conducting ethnographic and action research on campus or in the community

  • Interpretation: problem-finding / framing > developing design drivers & addressing design constraints

  • Ideation: create a range of potential ideas at multiple scales

  • Prototyping: building tangible responses to community needs

  • Testing and Evolution: interacting with strategic feedback and assessment of the design solution

Going beyond the concept of a traditional cohort experience, we imagine Threshold Design Institute as a dynamic community of innovative educators and school leaders across Latin America seeking multi-disciplinary collaborators to push their professional and school boundaries.