This workshop was conducted as a test bed for a design thinking game we are developing for Canberra Primary School. Simplifying design elements and processes, we experimented with students to use this game for their projects.

Using contemporary technology to interpret and create a komorebi effect found in nature, this presentation explores the relation between nature and technology and challenges visitors to define komorebi for themselves.

For this workshop, LEGO as well some simplified design thinking tools were utilized for the Student Leaders to prototype, visualize, and communicate their ideas quickly and flexibly. It proved to be a very effective and engaging design tool.

In this two-day workshop, participants looked at priming through the lens of education. Featuring a convergence of cross-disciplinary expertise, the workshop brought together educators, educational researchers, cognitive development scientists, and designers to investigate intersections of psychology and design with the aim of improving teaching and learning experiences in the classroom.

The Plaza at the National Library
23 – 25 May 2014

Opening Ceremony: 23 May 2014, 6:30pm