OpenIDEO, but for kids.
Using Design Thinking to solve social challenges and supercharge creativity.
Tell us about your idea
How might we encourage primary school kids to become at-home designers in their spare time and tackle some wicked social problems?
Our first prototype:
A full day highly interactive session for 8 young humans to learn HCD tools and tackle the challenge of reducing single use plastic.
Young humans, parents and carers LOVED it, and now we need to think about reaching a larger audience.
Our next prototype:
A pdf booklet that walks kids through the HCD process via a specific mission for them to design a solution for.
Our future ideas:
Fully interactive OpenIDEO style platform with integrated social
Virtual reality experiences
Tik tok- social campaign
Wonder school (an alternative to school school!)
Wonder Merchandise and Design Thinking Kits
A Wonder Club bus for excursions
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.
My name is Bec, I'm the captain of a small Human-centred Design agency called ROWBOAT based in Melbourne, Australia. Ben is our amazing creative lead. Together, we saw a massive opportunity to use some of the magic tools in the HCD toolkit and use them to empower kids to solve problems.
We've tested this concept and run a full - day face to face session with 8 kids, now we want to find a way to reach more kids- virtually!