The Global Children’s Designathon is a design thinking process especially developed for children to work on global and sustainability issues. Developed by Designathon Works from Amsterdam, children develop their own ideas and build prototypes using new technologies to solve real-world problems affecting the environment and society.
Through the Designathon methodology children will develop:
• 21st century skills: critical thinking & problem solving, creativity & innovation, communication & collaboration, empathy and digital literacy
• More enthusiasm around using their own creativity for social issues
• The basic skills where they move from consumers of technology to producers of technology
The Global Children’s Designathon 2017 will be held on 11 November 2017 where over 400 children from cities such as Singapore, Tel Aviv, Nairobi, London, Amsterdam and Vancouver will work through the steps of the designathon process: inspire, research, ideate, sketch, make and present.
The Singapore edition of the Global Children’s Designathon will include the use of digital making with micro:bits to the challenge! Children are encouraged to make, tinker and ignite their creativity with technology!
What will your child do at the Designathon?
• Be introduced to micro:bits and learn how to code the micro:bit and connect it to a range of sensors
• Go through a unique design thinking process for children
• Form groups to develop ideas and solutions to solve global and sustainability issues in society
• Design a prototype using recycled materials and maker kits to solve real world problems
• Build a digital prototype enhanced with micro:bits and sensors
• Present prototypes to peers and parents
TARGET AGE GROUP:
9 – 12 years old
Friday 10 November: 3.00pm to 6.00pm
Digital Maker workshop
Saturday 11 November: 9.30am to 5.00pm
$10 per participant (excluding 7% GST)