Museu del Disseny de Barcelona.
Educational workshops for child, youth and adult public, with the Museu del Disseny’s industrial design collection as a starting point.
The design process of this workshops is immersive; a constant dialogue in order to generate a proposal that fits the public and the museum’s needs.
The aim of this workshop is to introduce the «magic» of the Internet of Things to the students with a didactic, creative and comprehensible approach, and generate a series of critical thinking on the sensorisation and global connectivity. The starting point are the objects in the museum’s product design collection, which can be related to connectors, sensors and devices to develop new narratives and applications for the objects. Those are recorded on video to present the new ideas.
The main goal of this visit+workshop is to discover the functionalist approach of good design to solve problems in a simple and effective way, and that the students observe that behind every object there is a need or problem that has to be thought on, and a person that has analyzed and solve it.
In small groups, the students «read» an object from the museum’s product design collection with the basic tools of observation and experimentation.
A session planned for the elementary school students where, after taking a guided tour focusing on design as a user-centered solution, the participants receive a commission to solve real problems of certain sectors of population with special/distinctive features.
Workshop designed especially for the 1st Creativity and Trends Day (3.3.2016) organized by the Museum’s Documentation Centre.
The activity is based on the premise that the design of any object and any creative expression is facilitated by the environment within which it is projected. That is why when designing and analyzing an object we can not ignore the political, economic, geographical, philosophical, sociological, technological or artistic contemporary context in which it is inserted, and at the same time motivates its appearance.
The working session was divided into two parts. We started with an analysis of one of the objects in the collection from the context in which it arose, and afterwards the participants were proposed to redesign that object, based on current news displayed in the space.