Is there one set process that all innovators use to innovate? What is the relation between the process of innovation and design-thinking? How are Invention, Innovation and Discovery similar, yet different?
Lesson Three: Lesson Plan Segmented Lesson Flow for a 45-minute Class
Overarching Question of the Day
Is there a process of innovation?
Complete Activity Sheet 1 - Invention, innovation and Discovery.
Explore More Individual Activity
Compare and contrast Steve Wozniak and Don Chadwick, two current-day innovators - one who is a tinkerer and one who is very methodical and uses a step-by-step process. Find out about the different processes used by these innovators.
Use Activity Sheet 2 - Process Comparison.
Accidents Led to Innovation: Steve Wozniak
What is Design?: Don Chadwick
Reflection and Critical Thinking
The process of design is closely related to the process of
innovation. Not all innovators use the exact same process or
sequence when innovating, but they do use some of the same steps.
Explore the following links and develop a list of steps you feel
are essential to the process of innovation.
What is the design process?
Use Activity Sheet 3 - Innovation
and the Design-Thinking Process.