Design Thinking Guide for Schools


Riverside School

Riverside is the amalgamation of a world class K-12 school and a vibrant learning lab. At Riverside, insights from cutting-edge research and ongoing prototyping are turned into working models of pedagogical practices with a single minded focus - getting children to be aware of the world around them, enabling them with the tools to shape that world, and empowering them to take action towards a more desirable, sustainable future.

The Good Project

The Good Project is a large scale, multi-site effort to identify individuals and institutions that exemplify good work—work that is excellent in quality, socially responsible, and meaningful to its practitioners—and to determine how best to increase the incidence of good work in our society. It was founded by psychologists Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, William Damon and Howard Gardner.

Lynn Barendsen and Paromita De from the Good Project, Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education will be reviewing the DFC curriculum.

d.School, Stanford University

The is a hub for innovators at Stanford. Students and faculty in engineering, medicine, business, law, the humanities, sciences, and education collaborate to take on the world’s messy problems together. Human values are at the heart of their collaborative approach. They focus on creating spectacularly transformative learning experiences.

Daily Dump

Daily Dump was started by Poonam Bir Kasturi. It is a pioneer of designing and building solutions that enable everyone to participate to keep the city clean. It has a range of segregation products, composters, books, services and auxiliary products that reflect its mission to allow everyone to "Harm Less".

India Design Council

India Design Council is an autonomous body of Government of India established under the aegis of Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. Council plays an important role in fostering closer ties between industry and academia, and showcasing India's rich design heritage, which is most apparent in our monuments and traditional textiles.


ASSET Stands for Assessment of Scholastic Skills through Educational Testing. It is a scientifically designed, skill-based assessment test. Rather than testing rote learning, through multiple-choice questioning, it focuses on measuring how well SKILLS and CONCEPTS underlying the school syllabus have been learnt by the student. The test provides information on the strengths and weaknesses of individual students and also entire classes.