Lesson 2:  What is Empathy?

What's the Problem?

Look at these images of squirrels with the bird feeders.  Consider . . .
Click on Scamper the Squirrel to hear his perspective.
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Problem Statement:  A simple sentence that states the USER and ONE NEED.  Here are two examples of problem statements:

USER

Now it is your turn to practice writing problem statements.
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EMPATHY helps you discover problems, but what is EMPATHY?

View these slides and use your empathy to discover potential problems in each image.
Remember to add problems to your Things That Bug Me! problem log.

Want to see what problems elementary students discovered?  Click on the presentation below to see them!

Empathize

Define

Ideate

Prototype

Test