Isth­mus Tamariki De­signLAB brings chil­dren into the de­sign and cre­ation process. The De­signLAB:

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• En­cour­ages a child-cen­tred per­spec­tive from the eyes of the ‘user’ by be­ing tac­tile and en­gag­ing.

• Al­lows for the test­ing and ex­plo­ration of ‘el­e­ments’ of­ten in un­ex­pected ways, high­light­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and con­straints.

• Pro­vides clear feed­back for re­fine­ment both in de­sign and func­tion.

• De­vel­ops some­thing unique and spe­cific to use – i.e. not off the shelf and adapted.

• En­gen­ders own­er­ship in the process and project out­comes.

• Aligns learn­ing ini­tia­tives for chil­dren to a ‘real-world’ sce­nario.

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