Clothes pins for the future
This is an introductory “design thinking” and practice workshop is for grades 6-8 students.
Content: The study and making of a simple everyday object to introduce and explore product design.
- simple mechanics and low cost production
- simple user experience: ability and age, gestures, motion and attention
- ideation: what else could a clothes clip do/be? How could it look and feel? Doing it differently.
- the form, function and experience
- making and showing
Goals: introduce the practices of design process as problem finding and solving methods. Developing an idea with models. Attractive finish. Prepare a simple presentation of the product. Presentation.
Themes: Theory of leverage, caring for user abilities, design finds new forms, needs and uses.
The workshop is conducted in three half day stages: investigation, creation and production/publishing.