Designing a brighter tomorrow with Dream A Dream!
Design has always played a crucial role in shaping our world. From the products we use to the spaces we inhabit, design influences our daily lives in countless ways. As the world becomes increasingly complex, there is a growing need for designers who can create solutions that address the challenges we face. At the heart of this need is the concept of Design For Impact – creating designs that have a positive impact on people, the environment, and society.
In collaboration with Dream a Dream, an organization that empowers young people from vulnerable backgrounds, we conducted a 3D workshop aimed at upskilling the students and introducing them to the world of design. Over the course of five days, we taught the students how to use Tinkercad, a web-based 3D design software that is accessible to everyone.
Initially, many of the students were not familiar with 3D design and 3D printing. However, as the workshop progressed, they quickly grasped the software and began designing a range of objects. They were curious and eager to learn more about 3D printing and its possibilities.
One of the highlights of the workshop was the 3D printing competition. The students competed to create the best design, and the winning model was printed in 3D for real. The competition motivated the students and pushed them to explore their creativity and design skills.
By teaching them how to use a powerful design tool and inspiring them to think creatively, we were able to equip them with valuable skills that they can use to create positive change in their communities. The students left the workshop with a newfound appreciation for the power of design and its potential to make a difference in the world.