Last week, D3 facilitators stopped in for a visit to People Serving People, the site of a new D3 program that serves homeless teens in Minneapolis. We had a chance to see their first large scale installation project, and observe new projects in progress. PSP staff also had an opportunity to participate in a D3 design workshop. The goal of the workshop was to provide a deeper understanding of what D3 is, how it works, and why it matters. Participants were challenged with a series of interactive activities and a live design session to apply their new knowledge of the D3 process. The one hour challenge was to work in teams to creatively protect a bowl of picnic candy from a hypothetical ant invasion. The process required empathy, creative problem solving, and technical execution of a physical prototype. Teams then had to name and pitch their solutions in the style of an Billy Mays infomercial. One of our favorite outcomes was called the “HoverPicnic” a system for suspending cherished foodstuffs with helium balloons to create an elevated eating experience! Workshop participants then discussed the future of the D3 program at PSP, including it’s potential tie-in with other programs already in place on site. For more on D3 at PSP, stay tuned as we look forward to exciting new projects coming out of Minneapolis this summer!