This year, we embarked on a mission to redesign the Design and Technology Workshop in the school. With the help of Singapore Polytechnic, the teachers collected data from students and staff on what they wish to see in the DnT workshop and how they feel about the place. Today, we spent the day at Singapore Polytechnic to make sense out of the user journey maps to find insights from the users. These insights will guide us to generate ideas in the next session.
Monday, 25 August 2014
On 2 and 3 June, our lower Secondary students participated in the Design Thinking workshop jointly organised by Commonwealth Secondary School and Singapore Polytechnic (SP). Our teachers and SP lecturers introduced design thinking to the students through various activities such as the Marshmallow Challenge, need-finding, brainstorming and prototyping. The design challenge for this year was: "How might we design Commonwealth Secondary School to be more eco-friendly?" Students, in their groups, interviewed each other to gather data before ideating for solutions. The students enjoyed exploring different parts of the school for their field observation. They also enjoyed prototyping their ideas with recyclable materials and presenting these prototypes to our invited guests. Overall, it was an enriching experience for our students.
|Students presenting their ideas|
|Persona Development to understand the needs of our teachers|
|Teachers and SP lecturers who facilitated the workshop|