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Create your own future devices and wearables

  • Ontario Science Centre 770 Don Mills Road North York, ON, M3C 1T3 Canada (map)

Friday July 19th – Sunday July 21st 11am – 2pm

Friday July 26th – Sunday July 28th 11am – 2pm

Friday August 2nd to Sunday August 4th 11am-2pm

Why learn about Devices and Wearables?
If you have a FitBit, an Apple Watch, or Google glasses you are already using a wearable. In the future our smartphones and other digital devices will be even more indispensable because we will use them to monitor and feedback on our health, connect with others and respond to our wants and needs in ways we have yet to imagine. Co-create with DGDL the things that people will wear and carry in the future!

During the session, you’ll learn the following

  • Learn more about Daily Goods Design LABS’ human-centred, design-thinking approach and how to apply it to create innovative designs

  • Understand the role you can play during the design process while being encouraged to try multiple approaches to the same problem

  • Explore the various uses of devices and wearables, plus when, where and why people use these in the first place 

  • Define how people can interact and connect with future devices and wearables through scenarios you imagine

  • How to prototype a design using paper and cardboard templates. Personalise and customize your own designs according to the want-and-need scenarios you’ve imagined. Test and share with others for feedback and (should you decide to continue) develop further in future design sessions.

Who is it for?

  • Suitable for young and old - a variety of templates and learning approaches are available

  • People who want to learn more about DGDL’s specialized design process and the designer’s role within it

  • Those wanting to learn more about interactions with digital and wearable devices

Typical duration of session is: 0.5 hour

Session Info:

Co-create with DGDL the things that people will wear and carry in the future! We will explore the types of devices and wearables people want and need. You, the participant, decide what is the right shape and size of device and wearable suitable for someone based on scenarios we explore together. To guide the activity we will use our KitDevices and KitWearables kits that include design worksheets, paper/cardboard device and wearable templates. The worksheets include a step-by-step or purely exploratory approach depending on how participants learn or want to create. 

Note: All children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

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