Remote delivery of new design challenge

by | Jun 9, 2020 | News | 0 comments

Last week we co-facilitated our first remote learning program with the Banyule Nillumbik Tech School for 45 students from Greensborough College. The students participated in our new Human-Animal Interactions Design Challenge, which was set to launch in Term 3 but was brought forward and converted to an online format as we worked to support schools during this period of remote learning.

As part of this challenge, students are asked to develop an innovative product that will improve the wellbeing of a human and animal involved in an interaction of their choosing. As part of better understanding their users in the Empathy-Refine stages of our Innovation Process, we asked students to create a storyboard narrating an encounter that could be improved. The below example is Hannah’s depiction of a bored cat.

Students also had the opportunity to develop skills in, and prototype using, coding and 3D modelling software all from home. And best of all, we had a lot of fun doing so!