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This is a real-world STEM program applying the Human Centred Design Thinking Process of Engage – Define – Skills – Ideate – Prototype – Present to guide students through the day.

Using local materials from Bartlett Industrial Textile Product Manufacturing, students work in teams to redesign and prototype model canvas shelters to respond to a local humanitarian disaster caused by bushfire.

Session 1:

Students engage through topic introduction to humanitarian disasters, empathise by completing a practical tent construction challenge in teams and then define the best way to approach their design brief.

Session 2:

Students join organised workshops and ideate using interactive collaboration tools to research environments, assess new materials and their properties and then prototype actual scale model disaster shelter solutions.

Session 3:

Students finalise their prototypes and then present their scenarios and model designs to the class for evaluation and feedback.

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