This module will introduce students to the first key part of design thinking: understanding the problem. Understanding the problem encompasses having a clearly defined target audience and a well-researched pain point. They’ll find out how to dig deep into a problem to find the causes and issues surrounding it, rather than just settling with problems at face-value. They will also be able to apply those concepts on a local level and develop the beginnings of an SEV by working with these ideas.
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, "02. Target Audience and Pain Point" (2019). SocEnt. 2.