Pupils discover design
Once again, PHOENIX is promoting the discussion of "design in school" at the Werkgymnasium Heidenheim/Germany. At the end of February, young people between the ages of 14 and 16 were introduced to the design process from the first idea to product development. Designer Steffi Moser accompanied this one-day workshop.
In the workshop, the students went to their own work: collect adjectives and pieces of furniture and build a "fast model"! A charming wardrobe or a pointed lamp? The youngsters are allowed to model their favorite combination of simple materials (e.g. corrugated cardboard, wire, straws) according to their own ideas. Research, find ideas, analyze, further develop, implement together, present - all tasks that also have to be dealt with in everyday professional design. There are no limits for the fanatasy. And besides, creativity, willingness to experiment, networked thinking and a well-designed environment are encouraged.
With this, PHOENIX wants to raise awareness early on about the processes and decisions behind a finished product - because it influences our everyday culture and the perspective with which we see things.