Workshop Education

Masters Thesis on Stanford Design Thinking Methodologies

M- Empathy interviews

T- Synthesize and define POV

W- Ideate

Th- Prototype

F- Test

Project Breaker at Stanford

Showing at Maker Faire 2013

Judges interview during Marine Advanced Technology Education International Competition.

robotics 3


  • dialog in teams/pairs (learning through Socratic inquiry)
  • incorporating tinkering (learning design through deconstruction)
  • hands-on making (learning design through construction)

Publication in progress, out Sept 2013

SMILE schedule:

Monday- Empathy interviews for human centered design

Tues- Define correct problem

Wed- Idea discussion- research

Thursdays are our biggest tinkering  days from 3-5 and making questions

Friday 3-5 will be answering questions and ratings while testing prototypes.

Toys from Trash

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Mira Gillet

West Site Director – Grades 3-5

Tel: 650-646-8833


Mira Gillet is a California credentialed teacher with a Masters in Education in Learning and Technology.

She is trained in Design Thinking through Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford and has a

Professional Certification in Project Management from Stanford University.

Mira graduated from San Jose State in Graphic Design and is a robotics coach for the

Marine Advanced Technology Education International Competition.  She is a certified reading specialist

and a former teacher at Charles Armstrong School for dyslexic learners and instructed at Stratford School.

She volunteers at the Marine Science Institute. soundtrack