Amy Leidtke is a multidisciplinary industrial designer, author, education consultant, and public speaker with expertise in design for children and families, design education, and design strategy.
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.
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.
Leidtke is Author of Leonardo's Art Workshop: Invent, Create, and Make STEAM Projects Like a Genius (2019 Rockport) and RISD Design Connections: Curriculum Tools for Design Education, which includes a set of design skill-building projects for middle and high school students.
She is a lifelong learner and educator who loves to figure out the way things work.
Visit www.amyleidtke.com to learn more.