What is a design lab? Adat Ari El Day School's Zebrack Design Lab is a creative action-oriented space that provides heightened learning opportunities and a cutting-edge 21st century learning program – all wrapped up in the Design Thinking process. Of course, now you must be asking – what is Design Thinking? Design Thinking is the new name for a centuries-old process. This five-step process has been used by the greatest thinkers throughout history, and you probably use each one everyday without even knowing it!