“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.”
- Pablo Picasso
What is it?
dt4k.org is a non-profit set-up to teach Design Thinking to kids - a process that requires problem-solving and problem-finding, the maker’s mindset and unlimited empathy to unlock the creativity in every child’s mind and empower kids who want to change the world…starting in Kindergarten!
What are the biggest challenges facing us in the next generation (and today)? Those are the design challenges we use as a starting point for our projects: Clean water! Healthy food! Safe schools! Happy families! Unlimited energy! Global health! Smart cities! More trees!
Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible.
- M.C. Escher
Who is K.J. Scribbles?
Kara Johnson (aka K.J. Scribbles) is a material scientist, designer, author/illustrator and mom of two. After 15 years at IDEO (doing and teaching design), she left to write stories that teach kids how to make, to inspire next generation of makers, scientists and designers.