Design Thinking Workshop: School


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Is there something about your experience at school that you would change? What would it be? What could you create to make your time at school better? Design anything you can imagine in Maker Space during Design Squad Days as part of our new Design Thinking Workshop series. In these workshops, you can learn the steps of the design process and apply them to designing and prototyping clothes of your own, or ones with a greater purpose.

Free with NYSCI admission. To ensure your spot, RSVP in advance of your visit.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Receive an introduction to design thinking.
  • Help create a prototype.
  • Work on your designs during Open Make time.

This workshop is recommended for ages 8 and older. Visitors should plan to spend between 45 – 90 minutes working on their projects. The workshop also includes use of a new app that will help participants create their designs and continue them at home. If possible, please bring a device for your child to use, such as a smartphone or tablet.

Choose one of the following workshops:

  • December 7: 1:30 – 3 pm
  • December 7: 3:30 – 5 pm
  • December 14: 1:30 – 3 pm
  • December 14: 3:30 – 5 pm

This workshop is part of our Design Squad Days workshop series, held every weekend throughout the fall, presented in collaboration with WGBH Boston.

Every Saturday throughout the fall, Design Squad Days are happening at NYSCI’s Maker Space, in partnership with WGBH’s Design Squad. Kids ages 8-11 can try design challenges and create prototypes of their design ideas in this series of workshops. Challenges range in topics such as inventing a new toy to designing something that can make chores more fun at home! Design Squad Days are hands-on sessions at the museum that are accompanied by a new app that lets children and their caregivers continue their projects outside of the museum, like at home or school.

This program is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1811457.

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