I'm a teacher who has stumbled upon the world of design by accident. I picked up a copy of 'GOOD' magazine in an airport in Vancouver and was hooked. What struck me most was the obvious link between what designers do and what teachers know their students should be learning to do; solve real world problems. We call this kind of project an authentic assessment. I've been looking at ways that the design process is related to critical thinking and authentic assessment and I'm excited by what I've found. what do you think?