“We’re part of a new generation of designers who realize that co-design principles and tools like PLOXX1 will give us a head start, not only in terms of understanding our users better, but also to generate better concepts by tapping into the creativity of learners themselves,” says Wolf.Formula D interactive is a Cape Town based, specialist design consultancy that focuses on creating meaningful interactive experiences that support learning in museums and science centres,
“We are very conscious of the value design has to take technology to its full potential in education in South Africa and in other countries”, says Rosa.The initiative focuses on several key technologies and approaches such as learning games, mobile devices, tablet computing, augmented reality, natural interfaces and personalized learning. Over the next few years,
“The integration of technology into school environments can only be successful by applying human centred design processes. If designers put as much brains into designing a new school as they put into designing a new car, this world would be a better place,” says Wolf.Right now, the Learning Innovation Design Lab is running a crowd funding campaign in an effort to secure funding to run the Masiphumelele Lab throughout 2014. The initiative accepts donations as small as R200. Larger funding amounts from R5000 will be rewarded with a unique PLOXX1 cardboard computer.