Exploring student and teacher perspectives on education with technological advancement in Indonesia through Design Thinking in response to COVID-19


  • Claresta Defa Ranti Yonsei University, South Korea
  • Galih Mekar Arumsari Yonsei University, South Korea
  • Hyunkyung Lee Yonsei University, South Korea




Education, Design Thinking, Technology, Empathy, Inclusivity, Collaboration, COVID-19


This research investigates the impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on education in Indonesia, particularly focusing on the evolving role of technology in the learning process. Standing at the crossroads of pandemic-induced disruption and Indonesia's increasing reliance on technology, this study examines how teaching and learning paradigms have shifted in response. We explore the perspectives of students and teachers, delving into their adaptations to educational challenges and the influence of technology on learning environments. Employing Design Thinking principles, the research utilizes a combination of surveys and workshops to gain a deeper understanding of these challenges and co-create solutions. This approach involves the exploration of novel solutions like AI-generated DALL-E artwork, creative TikTok lessons, and collaborative VR demonstrations. These "culturally relevant and readily accessible technologies" proved instrumental in fostering student empathy, engagement, and concentration, highlighting their critical role in the post-pandemic era. Key findings reveal changes in learning habits, an increased reliance on technology, and the importance of empathy in understanding both student and teacher experiences. Furthermore, the study demonstrates the effectiveness of Design Thinking in generating practical solutions for online learning challenges. These solutions emphasize the importance of inclusive, collaborative, and interactive approaches for enhancing educational practices, particularly during crisis situations. This research contributes valuable insights to ongoing discussions about technology integration in education, while simultaneously underscoring the potential of Design Thinking in formulating effective educational solutions for the post-pandemic landscape.



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How to Cite

Ranti, C. D., Arumsari, G. M., & Lee, H. (2024). Exploring student and teacher perspectives on education with technological advancement in Indonesia through Design Thinking in response to COVID-19 . CERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation, 8(1), 36–42. https://doi.org/10.23726/cij.2024.1475



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