An Empathy Revolution

We need an empathy revolution: truly discovering the caring, compassionate hearts and minds of those who will lead the future.

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"We need an empathy revolution." So says Darren Menachemson from the Design Consultancy 'ThinkPlace' (in Canberra, Australia). Why? To use design thinking to get under the data and numbers of our statistics to the hearts and minds of those we serve. 

What if we took that powerful idea, an 'Empathy Revolution' and applied it to discovering the hearts and minds of our future leaders? 

What if instead of attempting to find solutions to questions we don't fully understand, we used an empathy-based discovery tool to connect to each other and gain insight to the more deep-seated issues that are causing the problems to begin with? 

What if we had an empathy tool that tapped us into the hearts of minds of our children and learners, to tap into the seeds of their wisdom that will lead tomorrow?

Share research or student experiences that informed your idea!

Darren's TEDxCanberra talk (URL provided) is a clarion call to designers of solutions that there is a new age of design we are entering - an age of empathy.


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Bradley -- Yes! this is the power of design thinking. I hope you will build on this idea as the challenge continues.

I also saw that you didn't include a picture, so it would be great if you added a visual to give your idea the attention it deserves. Perhaps a screenshot of the TEDxTalk? Thanks for sharing this strong idea.

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Hey Paul! Thanks so much for the encouragement with this. I was really disappointed I didn't get back to it - and still believe in the idea. I'll jump at the next opportunity!
Best regards,

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