Design Thinking Hawai'i Workshop

Design Thinking For The Classroom: Intensive One-Day Workshop
December 14, 2017, 7:45am - 4:30pm 
@ Ala Moana Pacific Center, Suite 1760
To Register: 
Registration Fees:
$215 HAIS Member Schools
$235 Non-Members 
Deadline to Apply: Friday, November 30

More Information: 

What is Design Thinking?

Design Thinking is human-centered innovation.” Design thinking focuses on discovering the problems, asking the right questions, challenging assumptions, generating a range of possibilities, and learning through targeted stages of iterative prototyping. Using ethnographic tools and contextual inquiry, design thinkers learn how to observe, interview, and develop empathetic insights that lead to transformative, rather than incremental innovation

Design Thinking For The Classroom:

The HAIS-Design Thinking Hawaii Intensive Design Thinking for the Clarssroom will be a high-energy, experiential earning experience. Participants in the will collaborate in teams by subject areas and grade levels. The workshop is built upon learning by doing and reflection, and participants learn the phases of the design thinking process as they tackle the challenge. The Hasso Plattner Institute of Design’s five-step process (empathy, define, ideate, prototype, feedback) will be used in the workshop.  Teachers will leave with an understanding of how they may apply design thinking into classroom work for students.

Tentative Agenda: 

  • Welcome and Introductory Challenge Design Thinking
  • Classroom Examples of Design Thinking Process and Mindsets
  • Applied Brainstorming
  • Crafting Design Challenges and Developing a Problem Canvas
  • Developing Design Thinking Integrated Standards-Based Activity Creation
  • Share Outs
  • Final Debrief and Closing

Please Note: Attendance at a Design Thinking Hawaii or Oceanit Introductory session is highly recommended, but not required.  Working knowledge of design thinking will enhance the experience. 

For any additional questions please contact Megan Polak at:


Ala Moana Pacific Center Building
1585 Kapiolani Blvd, Suite 1212
Honolulu, HI 96814

The HAIS office is located in Suite 1212 of the Ala Moana Pacific Center, a blue glass building adjacent to the Ala Moana Shopping Center.  

If you are not parking, you may enter Ala Moana Pacific Center via Kapiolani Blvd. Take the street level elevator near Shokudo and Angelo Pietro’s restaurants to the 7th floor lobby, then take the lobby elevators (located in the middle of the building) to the 12th floor.  

Parking Instructions:
Take the Atkinson Drive ramp up to the top level of the Ala Moana Shopping Center. Parking is free at the Ala Moana Shopping Center (NOTE: we do not validate parking for the Ala Moana Pacific Center). 

Ala Moana Pacific Center building is across the parking lot from Macy’s. Once parked, enter the Ala Moana Pacific Center by taking the escalators upstairs, then take the lobby elevators to the 12th floor.