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How do you learn to think through a problem rather than apply a method by rote?
Learning design methods in four short days is a tall order. In this article, Kendra Shimmell goes deep into the teaching techniques she and her fellow teachers employ to encourage students of Cooper's UX Boot Camp to think through the challenge they face and arrive at their own solution. Through this exercise, students build problem-solving muscles that serve them in their career and in their life.
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“Finding an innovative solution often involves getting lost. It's like setting out to find treasure with just a map and a compass—you may encounter mountains, seas, and wild animals along the way, and how you choose to navigate those challenges releases your particular gifts and skills. Likewise, the Boot Camp provides its participants with a goal and tools to self-direct their thinking.”