Bean Bags and Boundary Lines

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This week is a busy one at C:/dags.  Students from the Gaming & Design class are facing the challenge of transforming a classroom into a flexible creative and social space for the school.  Following initial class discussions about the experiential goals for the space, today the class split off into teams to think about the various programmatic features in real terms.  Students used masking tape to physically brainstorm spatial proportions and ideas.  The final layout will include dedicated areas for playing video games, board games, design brainstorming, hanging out, and building.  We look forward to supporting the further development and success of this effort.

Yet another exciting development was the very first DIY Bean Bag Making workshop, hosted by D3 facilitators for C:/dags teachers throughout the day.  The aim of this project is to create a more casual, creative, and communicative culture within the teachers lounge, starting with more comfortable seating options.  This is the first in our workshop series, with more planned for the new year!

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The D3 Lab is a collaboration between the Pearson Foundation's New Learning Institute, COMMONstudio design consultancy, and Nightingale Middle School in Los Angeles. It is one part idea lab, one part design and production facility, and one part "do tank." It is a place where students come to nurture and cultivate ideas, tackle big and small problems, and take action.

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