The team brought together students from middle schools in New York City and Atlanta for a firsthand lesson in the ABCs of industrial design. After all, students spend most of their time in classrooms so they know how school products should be designed. The result of this design thinking: seven, exciting, feasible and innovative back-to-school products—dealing with carriers, lockers, lunch and homework—that will be featured in Staples stores nationwide. Along the way, the students learned research, synthesis, problem solving, ideation and prototyping, and perhaps most importantly, gained confidence in their own design abilities.
Designed by: Staples; Tools-at-Schools; and aruliden