Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Design Thinking

Design Thinking As A Platform For Our Learning Hub

The Design Thinking Process


We used this Design Thinking Process as a platform when creating the Creator Ops STEAM.

Empathy, Ideate, Define, Prototype, Feedback

We used Empathy to learn about who would use the room when it is finished and the feeling in it
We used  Ideate to help us to plan and to help us visualize what the room would look like.
We used define to find out what the problem is and how we can solve it.
We used prototype to the room is our prototype
We used feedback to have peoples opinions on what we made

Why we choose the colours:
The bright colours are to keep us feeling happy and they stand out .
we didn't use odd colours because we used colours that all ages will enjoy

The design thinking proocess we all wanted it to be a learning environment where kids can do work so the design came.
 We thought we need a lot of tables for kids to sit on to write and draw on.
Chairs for them to sit on or go on their knees.
We have different sized tables for different needs we had to think about that when our design team where planning and buying things.
We have lily pads for on the ground or for our little tables.
We have medium seats for our medium tables we also thought about peoples back so they didn't get a sore back from being upright for a part of the day.
We found these really cool chairs that are like a stool but with a like circle plastics board underneath and it is able to rock  and lean in different directions.
Our big stools for our big two tables are again the colours are matching other needs in the room but are not the same.

Here are some photos of what the room look like :-)








Before and After.

Hello everyone we have had a busy start of the term and we have unpacked the furniture and arranged it all we have put together most of the robots and we have if you had seen the room before you wouldn't believe your eyes when you saw it now.




Before




After
 


 

 
 
 







These are the 4 items that with be made into light shades.

A Hunua School Sign.


   
A bucket and the cutlery drainer.


A Fireman's Helmet.

Thanks for taking your time to read this blog see you next time on the Creator Ops Steam Blog. :-)


What is the purpose for the Creator Ops STEAM room

The why, written by Emma C

You may ask why we decided to make this room, well our class all thought it would be a great idea after a fascinating trip to the Mind Lab. Here is just some reasons why we did decided to make this room.


  1. In the process of making the Creator Ops STEAM room would help teach us about measurement and all about the design process and is also a platform for learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths or STEAM.
  2. As we are making this room we are using Empathy, Define, Ideate, Prototype and Feedback, what does Empathy mean? It means that you are able to understand what one another is feeling. What does Define mean? To break down a problem that you are having trouble with. What does Ideate mean? To brain storm and come up with some creative ideas. What does Prototype? It means to make more than one or to make a model of the thing that you are going to make but not the real thing. What does Feedback mean? It means to give positive and negative comments.
  3. This Room will also help us to learn about our coding and learn to break down problems and situations that we might come across.  


 



The Breakout space!

Our Breakout Space

What is the 'Breakout Space'?
The Breakout Space is a small space to 'Breakout' and have a area where it is just quiet and so you can produce more ideas. It is an area to give your brain a bit of a break.

The purpose of the Breakout Space we created was so you can get away from the noise and give your brain a break from the pressure.

What does the Breakout Space look like?

Here are a few photos...


 
This Is The Wall As You Enter

Budgeting for The Creator Ops Steam

For the budgeting the whole class worked together as a team to complete the Budgeting side of things but there was a few us that that gathered all the information about items that we were buying which included… GST amount, the item, where to buy it from, the price and the amount of stock that we wanted to buy, and the purpose of buying particular items and how they fitted in with our learning purposes.


It took the three or four of us about two or three days to finish the Budgeting side of things.
Here are some of the problems that we had to solve when we encountered them.


The first problem we encountered was the arguing of who was doing what.
Second of all was overspending the first time we calculated the total price we counted that we had a 50 cents left but we had counted wrong as we found later on.


Here is the list of what we got.

AMOUNT
WHAT
PRICE
GST Inclusive/Exclusive
2
Makey Makey - nicegear.com
$168
Inclusive $25.20
2
Basic Arduino Kit
$128.84
Inclusive $16.80
5
5mm Flashing RGB LED’s Fast (5 Pcs)
$5.70
Inclusive $0.75
5
5mm Flashing RGB LED’s Slow (5 Pcs)
$5.70
Inclusive $0.75
25
Super Bright LED - Blue
$45
Inclusive $5.75
1
Super Bright LED Yellow 25 packs
$15.07
Inclusive $1.97
1
Super Bright LED Red 25 packs
$15.07
Inclusive $1.97
1
Super Bright LED Green 25 packs
$15.07
Inclusive $1.97
1
Conductive Fabric 12”x13” Ripstop
$22.65
Inclusive $2.95
2
Conductive Thread Bobbin 6ft (18.28m)
$11.18
Inclusive $1.46
2
Conductive Stainless Fibre - 1oz
$22.56
Inclusive $2.94
2
Conductive Ribbon 1 yard
$22.56
Inclusive $2.94
4
Conductive Ribbon - 4-conductor (connector)
$11.36
Inclusive $1.48
TOTAL
$488.76
$11.24 remainder

$64.96




























2
Intermediate Developement Kit for Arduino
$257.60
Inclusive $33.60
2
Alligator Test Leads
$10.00
Inclusive $1.50
1
Basic Arduino Kit
$64.42
Inclusive $8.40
1
Makey Makey Deluxe Kit
$94.00
Inclusive 14.10
3
Thumb Joystick Module
$17.88
Inclusive $2.34
5
5mm Flashing RGB LED’s Fast (5 Pcs)
$5.70
Inclusive $0.75
6
5mm Flashing RGB LED’s Slow (5 Pcs)
$6.84
Inclusive $0.90
25
Super Bright LED - Blue
$45
Inclusive $5.75
1
Super Bright LED Yellow 25 packs
$15.07
Inclusive $1.97
1
Super Bright LED Red 25 packs
$15.07
Inclusive $1.97
1
Super Bright LED Green 25 packs
$15.07
Inclusive $1.97
1
Conductive Fabric 12”x13” Ripstop
$22.65
Inclusive $2.95
1
5mm Triple output LED RGB - Common Anode (5 pcs)
$1.98
Inclusive $0.26
1
5mm Triple output LED RGB - Common Cathode (5 pcs)
$1.98
Inclusive $0.26
2
Basic Kit for Arduino (without Arduino)
$73.48
Inclusive $9.58
11
Infrared LED
$19.80
Inclusive $2.53






To get all of the products above we tried two different website but one was cheaper than the other website so we got everything of that.

If your looking for some of the equipment above this is the website we used to get all of these items...
http://www.mindkits.co.nz/