Design thinking can be used across industries to produce some really cool end results. Sometimes, the field can be totally unexpected — take space exploration, for example. The Space Exploration Initiative at the MIT Media Lab is combining design principles to fast-forward innovation: We’re trying to actively prototype our sci-fi space future. Look at Star Trek or Star Wars, these fantastical sci-fi visions of the space future. We’re at a point now where at MIT and elsewhere, we’re able to actually build and test those kinds of technologies. These are the words of Ariel Ekblaw, a PhD candidate and founder…

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