May 26, 2018

An amazing year for the wrestling team -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

My Experience at the Women’s March -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

El Regreso Del Racismo -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Parkland Shooting -

Friday, March 2, 2018

California Flu Crisis -

Friday, March 2, 2018

‘Rapping’ Up the Grammy Awards -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

¿Cuál Será el Futuro de DACA? -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Marcus Peters traded to the Rams -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

2018 Upcoming Movies -

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Instagram-Worthy Desserts of San Francisco -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Upcoming Season of Baseball -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Black History Month -

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Black Panther Review -

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Destructive Culture of Social Media -

Friday, February 23, 2018

Badminton season launches into action! -

Friday, February 23, 2018

LimeBike Takes Over! -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

All Star Weekend Highlights -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Chinese New Year Brought to SMHS -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

San Mateo Volleyball Season Kicks Off -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Van Jones Show:Jay-Z -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Design Thinking Club Tours Stanford D.School

SMHS Design Thinking Club took a tour of the Stanford Design School on Friday, September 26. The tour was hosted by D.School students, including alumni from the school. Duringrijhdesignthinkin1 the tour, Stanford students explained the design thinking process to the group: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test. These five words are the steps Design School uses to solving problems.

Zion Shih, a Senior, is the President of Design Thinking Club and was surprised by how much she already knew about the design thinking process. “I was surprised that I kind of knew some of the stuff they were talking about. I didn’t learn nearly as much as I thought I would but I did still learn some things,” Zion said. “It was interesting to see the campus and the different techniques students use. The workspace was really cool to see and the stories the tour guides had were interesting.” Zion has plans to resolve more issues club members face on a daily basis.

New club members are interested to learn about D.School and the process that goes into making a product. Matthew Ang, a Junior, is a new member of the club. “I really like all kinds of problem solving and I have participated in the Tech Challenge a couple years back,” says Matthew. “ The diversity in Stanford D.School surprised me, its not like just one group. There were different types of people working on projects, such as business people and art people.”

Gloria Chua, a member of Design School, was one of the students hosting the tour. “I am a human-centered product and user experience designer, and I’m interested in technology for social good – particularly how technology can transform the way we experience and learn from the world and each other.”says Gloria, explaining why she joined D.School.rijhdesignthinkin2

The tour showed Design Thinking Club that the design thinking process can be applied to real life situations, and not just projects such as the Tech Challenge. Another new club member, Yasmine Scott, a Sophomore, was impressed with the tour. “I wanted to join Design Thinking Club to get more connections in the community and build on new ideas, as well as get involved in problem solving,” says Yasmine. “I learned it takes a lot of steps and prototypes when creating a product.” Yasmine adds “The bathrooms were also life-changing. We should bring them to San Mateo High, since there were disco balls in them.”

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