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SciCEd Studio Design Workshop #1
Sun. 23 October 2016, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm ACDT
Design the Future
Are you a futures thinker or innovator with a diverse range of interests across science and art? Would you like to learn new skills in design thinking and make a difference?
The Science Creativity Education (SciCEd) Studio (pronounced 'psyched') at the University of South Australia is an interactive science and creativity space opening in mid 2018. If you're aged between 15-18 years old, we want to invite you to a workshop to help with its development.
What is the workshop?
Led by accredited LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator Bridgette Engeler from Swinburne University and Dr Kristin Alford, the Director of SciCEd, this workshop will engage you in applying design and strategic thinking techniques to create multiple ideas for the exhibitions, programs and experiences.
In this structured creativity process, you'll build individual or team models using Lego bricks and characters, and then share ideas on theme, topic or problem we're exploring, in this case future possibilities for SciCEd. You'll learn a storytelling approach to communicate your ideas and the process is great for giving form to your imagination. The models you make enable active collaboration and conversation, strengthen the flow of thinking to solve problems, and create a space for inclusive and open discussion.
Why am I invited?
You may have registered your interest to "Be a part of SciCEd" through our website: http://www.unisa.edu.au/sciced. Someone at your school, college or university might have recommended you. Or someone may have seen the link on the web and thought you'd make a valuable contribution.
How will it be useful for me?
You'll learn design and strategic thinking skills that can be applied to other areas of learning, work and community projects. These are the sorts of skills applied by designers, policy makers and marketers so it may also open up potential career paths opportunities. You'll get to see the City West campus at the University of South Australia (just 10 mins walk from Rundle Mall) and meet new people who are interested in science, art, design and new experiences.
As this is our first workshop, you'll also be one of the first to hear about the exhibitions and programs planned for SciCEd and have input into its direction.
You'll receive a certificate of participation noting your volunteer service. And afternoon tea. We'll make sure there's food to fuel ideas.
This event is free and casual clothes are fine.