For more than ten weeks a group of students worked on a project in Interiact lab to learn the design and installation process. The entire program took place on every Saturday starting from July 18, 2015 over a period of 10 to 12 weeks which was headed by Ketna Hirji – Ex Googler from London and Lopa Shah -Lead Designer.
It was a wonderful experience grooming our students because apart from enjoying these activities, they also sharpened their observing, communicative, visionary and brainstorming skills which helped them to generate multiple ideas and concepts for the product installation. Post Graduates from CEPT University and National Institute of Designing guided them with various techniques and explored the ways of prototyping and designing a product.
During the first five weeks, our students understood the ways of observing, documenting, discussing, communicating, describing and presenting the built products.
In the sixth and seventh week, our students gave shapes to their ideas and concepts that resulted in a new version of Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. This was the first time it has been redesigned by our children.
In the seventh to tenth week – after narrowing down to the three pillar themes of education, Rubik’s cube and solar energy, we started to prototype. We had invited product design specialists to our prototyping sessions which helped our students to understand form, function, and material in a simple way.During this period, we visited Fab Lab at CEPT University to understand materials and machinery better, we even learned about 3d printing and the purpose of each machine.
Last week, which was the eleventh week, we had a closing ceremony at CEPT University which included some installation demos from around their campus and awarded our students with the certificates.
View details here: Interiact@GGIS