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Open Design Cape Town – a Recap

It has been six weeks since our exhibition Learning is a Breeze, the first public activity of the Learning Innovation Design Lab, opened at the Open Design Cape Town festival.

Judging from direct audience response and visitor numbers, we can only conclude that the effort was a huge success. More than 5800 visitors made their way through the City Hall exhibition, most of which also visited the Learning is a Breeze exhibition.

The centrepiece of the exhibition was an interactive installation designed by Formula D interactive, which asked visitors to lie flat on their backs and fly a projected paper jet in order to collect letters to build words they had been asked to spell. The interactive exhibit was designed as an attraction for the surrounding poster exhibition outlining the vision of the Learning Innovation Design Lab initiative. At the same time the experimental multiplayer learning game raised questions around the future of learning and encouraged visitors to engage with each other in a delightful way. 

The poster exhibition outlined the core idea of the Learning Innovation Design Lab which is a short-listed World Design Capital Project and aims at bringing design into the education sector in South Africa. Besides discussing key technologies, such as Game-based learningAugmented Reality, Mobile Computing, and Natural Learning Interfaces, which are likely to play a big role in learning in the near future, the exhibition touched on the principles of 21st century learning and how designers could help reimagine our education systems.    

We would herewith like to thank our sponsors, which are Formula D interactive, The Training Room Online, HotInk Print and Design, Eastern Acoustics, and Outdoor Decor.

Last but not least, our biggest Thank You goes to the fantastic team behind Open Design Cape Town and the

organisations that came together to make it all possible, which are:

the City of Cape Town, the Cape Craft & Design Institute, the Cape Town Design Network, and the Western Cape Furniture Initiative


03 October 2013 Posted By : Michael Wolf 0 Comments
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