Based on their Design Brief 2 and their initial design ideas, students create their first prototype design. The students discuss their prototype and refine their design brief, especially in relation to the design result and the way the result addresses the identified design challenges. They then record a reflection and update their blog. Classroom time needed: 1-2 lesson(s)
1. Getting started
- Look at the blogs of each team of students, especially their design briefs and design results.
- Support those who have not updated their blogs.
- Listen to the reflection recordings of each team.
- Prepare the material, software and technology for the teams to create their designs based on their early design ideas.
- Introduce the activity workshop to the students
- Remind them that their designs should address the identified design challenges.
Teams develop their designs.
Teams set up their prototypes in the classroom and discuss it with other teams.
Teams refine their Design Brief into the third version and record their third Reflection.
Design Brief blog post: Students add Design Brief 3 to the blog. They label or tag the post with “design brief”.
Design Process blog post: Students use their reflection recording to write what they did, what challenges they had and what challenges they can foresee. They label or tag the post with “design process”.
Design Results blog post: Students add the documentation of their first prototype(s) to the blog. Among other files, they may use drawings, videos or digital photographs in addition to descriptions. Tey label or tag the post with “design results”.
TIP: Team building exercises are recommended to support cooperation and collaboration towards a shared goal. Examples: Playing a game, solving a puzzle, having an ice-cream with all team members etc.
TIP: Regular feedback sessions support letting go of initial, not very good, ideas and to develop the feeling of ownership over the project.
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