A few days ago I had the privilege of volunteering for a bring your kids to work day. The event was a half day session. Employees were able to bring their 6-12 yo children to work. The children were able to get a tour, see where mom and dad work, and then there were some various stations. The one I was helping with was about design, aesthetics, and the world around us.
The kids were walked through a few simple instructions:
1. Consider who you are designing for
2. Where will this item be used
3. What is the function of this item
The kids were then asked to design a lunch box.
The 2 girls I worked with designed lunch boxes for one another. I was impressed with their ability to rethink the possibilities of a lunch box. They did everything from solar powered refrigeration to a compost powered…
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