Hinting at the Tenets of Design Thinking

Our recent unit analyzing the 15th century French “Tres Riches Heures” not only focused upon analyzing the subtext of the images but also hinted at the tenets of Design Theory and the creation of meaning by means of student memes that combined historical images with modern text. Shown above is a student product whose annotations reveal this combination. Students engaged in a lively discussion about how modern words and references act as a bridge between the contemporary known and the historical unknown in creating meaning in not just the academic classroom, but the digital and non-digital worlds, as well.