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Object Experiences Design Emergency

Louise Ingram is Object’s General Manager.

A few days ago, the Object team took a day out of the office to participate in a Design Emergency workshop. Design Emergency is a program Object has been developing for the past two years. It aims to teach people (kids, community groups, corporates) how to use design thinking to address challenges in their lives.

Our design challenge saw us take to the local streets, interviewing shop owners, taking photos, making some really fun models out of paddle pop sticks and paper, and brainstorming what was the issue, what was the impact, and why did it matter?

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One really cool tool is to interrogate an issue by asking ‘why?’ five times (reminds me of dinner with my three year old!)

We had a really fun time, and felt that we had actually done some fresh thinking around the design challenge.

Object has been piloting the program with primary school kids, and they love it. It’s a really powerful way of teaching people how to think, not what to think. You can read more about Design Emergency by clicking here, and look out for issue 62 of Object magazine, out in the next few weeks, for a feature on Design Emergency.

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