STEAM Design Challenge:
STURDY PLACE TO SIT
Let’s say you are having a big event at your school like a concert or design exhibition and are expecting lots of people to come. For some events, it is helpful to have a place for your audience and participants to sit down. This might be for convenience
or because of a specific need. Some people may be unable to stand for long periods, and others might just need to rest or wait. Your school probably has enough space and seats for all the students and teachers but it’s not always possible to have enough seats stored away for events. How can we make sure that we have enough seats for everyone at our event?
That’s where you come in!
Using Makedo resources and cardboard to create a prototype seating solution which functions as a real seat for visitors to the event.
You are the designer tasked with creating a place to sit for lots of people.
The seating solution should be usable for children and adults in a school/organisation.
Your school/organisation is hosting an event but lacks enough seating. They need a low-cost solution to this problem.
The product will be seating for single or multiple users created using cardboard.
HOW TO USE THIS PROJECT SHEET
As a class, inquire into the design problem. Use this sheet to guide students through the Makedo design thinking process to create your designs.
Work with students to inquire, generate ideas, create prototypes and test their designs.
Depending on your group’s age and ability use the “Go Further” section to extend the challenge.