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Mr. Wagner Guy Pierre

Design a Product, based on a Need

Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
Subjects: Art, STEAM, Digital Citizenship

Student Instructions

Using the DRAW tool, create a design (or drawing) based on what the system propose to you. RESOURCES Protobot generates random product and service ideas. http://protobot.org/# Why Protobot? When we’re in a flow state, defining and solving problems creatively, designing is a joy. But that groove is elusive. Especially when we’re adjusting to working with a new team of people; working on a problem that seems boring, unsolvable, or both; hungry, tired, stressed; or just sick of working on the same thing. A great way to build creative energy and get to flow is through short bursts of structured exercises, or warm-ups, unrelated to our design problem. They’re a breath of fresh air when we’ve been thinking along the same well-worn paths for hours, days, weeks. Designers and design thinking folks know this already. When we’re running sprints or workshops, we borrow from improv theater, which brings a rich, deep set of games that give our brains a rest and a stretch at the same time.