Friday, May 31, 2013

The Kids Think Design Collaborative

The Kids Design Collaborative consists of three areas of study:  
1. DESIGN DOSSIERS®, a series of books on design for kids 9+ developed in conjunction with Paintbox Press
2. KIDSTHINKDESIGN.ORG, a website that promotes design thinking and provides a showcase for kids' original projects
3. KIDS DESIGN LAB, a school and museum initiative to connect kids with creative professionals

I had the chance to take a look at KidsThinkDesign and was impressed at how kids in grades 5-9 will enjoy navigating the site. I chose book design, and was then brought to a page where there was a biography about a book designer, with these sub tabs at the top: book arts, meet a designer, think like a designer and design a project. Students can learn about printing, design, (lots of online tools) and how designers see the world.

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