The figure shows the first version of the Exten.(D.T.)2 Framework [V1] (Deliverable 2.2.) that uses the tree as a metaphor symbolising various aspects of supporting Design Thinking (DT) with Emerging Technologies (ET).
For the tree:
This metaphor helps visualise and understand the interconnected nature of the elements presented and sometimes overlapping aspects emphasising the importance of a holistic approach to integrating ET in DT education.
At this stage, the Exten. (D.T.)2 Framework [V1] is designed to mainly focus on teachers and be useful to other stakeholders of DT learning who may be interested in incorporating ET into their practices. Anyone interested in employing the Framework in their practices can consider these elements (i.e. components, perspectives and competencies).
We give some guidelines on how each of these elements should be approached for implementing the Framework as it has been formed at this early stage from the first months of research in the Exten. (D.T.)2 project (until May 2023).