Kidding Around Case Study: Museum of London (#mw2012)
We’re Talking Objects I was inspired by a toy aeroplaneI was inspired by aMedieval Key I was inspired by a Roman vase
Who is it for? Everyone and Anyone ….but works really well with children.These are the five children that piloted The sessions aged from 6 to 12.
What is it?An enquiry and self organising workshop for people to….. Investigate objects and what they mean. Capture information and inspiration from objects in the galleries. Curate the experience onto a blog. Design an object and 3D print it or physically make it.Connect the blog to the object using QR and or other methods.
How does it work? Using an enquiry session the participants inspired by an object, idea or question generate and investigate thoughts, ideas, opinions, questions and answers. Fun Helpful Useful Pretty Works Does things Doesn’t break Design What makes a good object? Why are objects important? We love them They’re valuable We enjoy themCan’t live without them Need them Tell us things They do things for us Learn from them
How does it work?To the galleries Using an ipod Touch they take photos and video of the objects and use text as well as paper and writing to capture ideas, thoughts and information. All of this content can be uploaded to the blog.
How does it work?Back in the Clore Learning Centre Using drawings and an app called Popplet participants continue to produce, collect and curate their assets and ideas. Their drawings begin the design process.
How does it work?Designing an object Using an app called itracer HD participants designed 3D objects which could be emailed direct to a 3D printing service or indeed a printer. Alternatively they could other materials including traditional materials like clay as well as new ones like thermosetting plastics etc
How does it work?The Democratic Process The participants then presented their objects to each other and they voted on the one they wanted to get printed. They liked the idea of a key with a key on it that unlocks their blog!
What happens next? f t f t f tf t Each object that is made not only has it’s own blog but through RSS, Twitter, Facebook and other social apps will be able to create a community and communicate with each other and well as collecting information to share.
What do you need? We used •A facilitator to ask questions •Objects to stimulate, challenge and inspire •A blog to collect all the data •iPod Touch to collect and communicate data •Paper and pencils to collect and design •IPad to curate, communicate and design •A printer for the QR codes •A 3D printer or service or art/craft materials But most of all the participants •Energy •Imagination •Curiosity
Learning Framework?This was a Blending Learning session using these methodologies•Enquiry•Self organisation•Transmission•Challenge and problem solvingAnd using traditional and non-traditional tools and services.Running time. 3 Hours
Useful Lessons?•3D Printing is expensive and takes a long time.We will buy our own.•Participants are not used to enquiry and self organisation.We need this in formal learning.•Participants are not used to collaboration.We need this in formal learning.•Participants need guidance through the enquiry stage.We need more skilled practitioners.•Museums can often not see the objects from the history.We need to move from transmission to participation,interaction and creation and diversify our learning programmes.For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org