At the International School of Paris (ISP) middle school, design is a core course offering. According to the International Baccalaureate Organisation, this course focuses on “applying practical and creative skills to solve design problems”. During the course students learn to safely operate equipment (sewing machines, woodworking tools, laser cutters, 3D printers, etc.) and to use technical software like Photoshop or CAD tools in order to design and test their own products. Collaboration and feedback are key to product development and improvement.
During social distancing students no longer have access to the equipment and software necessary to carry out their design projects. They also have to brainstorm and give feedback virtually. So how can collaboration and design still happen at a distance?Junk Kouture may be the answer!