Rhode Island
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Amy Leidtke

Amy Leidtke offers schools, museums, and businesses DESIGN THINKSHOP, an interactive hands-on and minds-on experience that ignites essential panhuman questions. Participants engage in facilitated design challenges that include a meaningful making-creating experience. Seeking to stimulate curiosity, launch investigation, and build thinking and teamwork skills, the integrated curriculum includes a variety of synthesizing activities, such as inquiry, reflection, expansion, visualization, iteration, formulation, critique, and presentation. Cross-disciplinary programs focus on themes including but not limited to ideation, collaboration, empathy, communication, engineering, drawing, spatial modeling, and design thinking. DESIGN THINKSHOP creator, Amy Leidtke, is a practicing industrial designer, educator, and artist. She is a faculty member in the Department of Industrial Design at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), a faculty member of SmART Schools, and a faculty Fellow of Biomimicry 3.8 Institute. She is author of RISD Design Connections: Curriculum Tools for Design Education, which includes a set of design skill-building projects for middle and high school students.

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First Name: 
Amy
Physical Address: 
19 Harvard St
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Last Name: 
Leidtke
Phone: 
401-751-9999

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Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Design - General
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)