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I am one of five students helping Davidson College to pilot OpenIDEO as an educational platform to teach students about design thinking. I aspire to be an interaction designer to help create solutions in the developing world. I am very involved with e-NABLE, a global online community that 3D prints prosthetic hands for children -- currently working on my second hand! I love to swing dance, bake, sew, and play drums.
The Davidson College Human Centered Design Fellows participated in a poverty simulation intended to demonstrate how families below the poverty line make financial decisions. Participants were randomly placed in a family and assigned a role within tha
You could even extend this idea to make some sort of mobile/popup playground or playhouse or play classroom! Kids get really excited about "play places" in general and I bet a skilled carpenter could create structures that would be relatively easy to assemble and take apart (there are all kinds of cool designs out there!) A volunteer could bring and assemble the set in a community place and hand out educational materials/be a resource for parents as their children play. If it were framed as a sort of event (i.e. set up for 4 hours twice a month) then it could serve as a community builder for parents to come together as well.
I think it would be so cool if there was a way that you could incorporate the community in creating these materials -- you could educate community members not only by giving them information, but by actively allowing them to participate in making the educational videos etc. Perhaps there is a way you could design the program such that there is a way for each individual community to make/record their own materials using the same information? Just a thought!