How to run a Design Club mini-project from home

Help children design and prototype an app using pen and paper. This simple project works through the basics of design thinking.

Jemima Gibbons
Mar 19, 2020 · 6 min read
Children working on Design Club mini projects (photos: Daniel Gost)

Sounds interesting. What is design thinking?

A4 mini project (top); plus people and challenge worksheets

Okay. What do I need?

Make some printouts

Set up your space

What are the five steps?

1. Define a challenge

Designing an app to help someone recycle more (photos: Daniel Gost)

2. Empathise with your user

3. Ideate possibilities

Once you’ve chosen which ideas to use, start prototyping by sketching screens (photos: Daniel Gost, Jeanette Sha)

4. Prototype your app

Creating digital prototypes using Marvel App (photos: Daniel Gost)

5. Test your app

Any final advice?

Design Club

Design thinking workshops for children

Design Club

Design thinking workshops for children, from after school clubs to pop-up workshops. We’re a social enterprise and not-for-profit. Join us.

Jemima Gibbons

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Engagement, social media and content design / co-founder @DesignClub / #techmums #oneteamgov / #MonkeysWithTypewriters book + blog / #ABeachWithWiFi blog

Design Club

Design thinking workshops for children, from after school clubs to pop-up workshops. We’re a social enterprise and not-for-profit. Join us.

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