Recently Commonstudio had the pleasure of facilitating a final workshop at our partner school, C:/dags in South LA, which concluded a two year intensive on-site partnership. Teachers were introduced to a new D3 resource we call the “Reverse Engineering Game.” The purpose of this game is to build competency with the design process by starting with a familiar product or service, and speculating about how it may have been created if the D3 process were used. We started with standard prompts such as Netflix, and the iPod, and soon teachers began to create their own challenges, centered around such things as the printing press and the “Snuggie.” We had a lot of fun, and we left several copies of the game with the teachers to use in the future. We then worked together to create a series of original icebreaker games and activities for their students.
We’ve all learned a lot from one another over the course of our stay at C:/dags. We wish them the best of luck in the future as they continue to provide a fresh and innovative context for creative engagement with the students and communities they serve.