- Duration: 3-day sessions that will run 5 times this summer: July 4, July 7, July 18, August 1, and August 15
- Ages: 9 to 12 years old
- Schedule: 2PM to 5PM – light snacks provided
- Payment: Program cost is ₦30,000 (thirty thousand naira per child)
- Refund policy: Cancellations made before June 27, 2016 at 5PM can receive full refunds. All others forfeit their payments.
- Registration – to be filled by you or your child: https://jr18.typeform.com/to/lngxcV
Empathy: Learn about the problem
We start our week learning how to learn about problems. Most problems involve people, yet we tend to gather information first from online research and statistics rather from direct sources – other people.
Through silent observation, interviews, and surveys, kids will learn to use all of their senses to gather as much information as possible from each other, and eventually, from you at home.
Define: Explain the problem in action sentences
We’ll learn how to unpack our conversations, observations and other research. We’ll learn how to synthesize what we’ve learned into sentences that get at the crux of the problem.
I met- – – – X
I learned – – – – X
It would be fantastic if we – – – – X to solve that problem.
Brainstorm: Throw up fantastical, fun, realistic ways to solve this problem
Unfettered imagination is key to innovation. Today we’ll introduce best practices for brainstorming in teams and how to build on others’ ideas. Learning to work in groups and encouraging each other is key to life’s successes. There’s a bit of improve here as well, and kids have traditionally been some of the best brainstormers in design thinking.
Prototype: Let’s think with our hands
This is something that comes naturally to kids and we will spend time deploying that creative playful energy in service of a few prototypes that’ll eventually be tested on the problems they determined at the start of the program.
Test: How close are you to a solution that resonates?
We learn to decide on the next course of action by testing our prototypes with our intended users. We might do this by physically handing them something, or asking them to step into a world we’ve imagined for them.
Storytelling: Learn to present your solution
It’s not enough to solve a problem. Communication is key in convincing others to use what you’ve created. The best products on earth are backed by powerful stories. Come watch your kids present their ideas to you in a variety of ways as they tell the story of their journey with us.