ZHU Xuan (China), Undergraduate student, ArtCenter College of Design, USA
ZHU Xuan held that the lack of design thinking and innovation ability were major issues of the learning crisis faced by rural students. He believes that although design is regarded as a subjective process, the core of design thinking is to guide students to think, implying that rural students are encouraged to think by design. He mentioned that it was very important to make rational use of the natural resources in rural areas to create conditions for rural students. He worked with his team to design a low-cost rural students' design thinking educational project. Through three different spaces, students are allowed to operate experiments to design and create works based on local resources, which helps to cultivate students' curiosity, observation ability and practical ability.