- Letting children live in a space for a while without organization lets them figure out what they need (students started pulling out chairs and tables to work on, the bean bag chairs were quickly found and utilized)
- Using a RIG (Rapid Idea Generation) to familiarise the students with the design thinking cycle made them aware of the process they were going to use.
- The power of Twitter is tremendous as a networking tool and resource as we picked up the idea to use #looseparts to represent furniture in the room. It was a valuable way for students to learn how to orient, scale and understand the idea of symmetry (we have two rooms that are mirror image).
- It’s REALLY hard to combine 20 plans into 1 room! (we need to work on that)
- It’s a work in progress!
*How funny is it that this follows Heather’s story!
Donna Gimbel (@wicked_chaser) and Lisa Hanson – innovation enthusiasts, risk takers, design thinkers and “work wives”.