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We’re crowd funding the Play to Learn Lab

01 April 2014
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Ever thought about changing the landscape of South African education? Now is your chance! Yesterday saw the launch of our The Play to Lean Lab crowd funding campaign on Thundafund. We are sharing this project with everybody on the internet in the hope to raise at least R40 000 to fit out our lab with […]

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Play to Learn Lab Diarys – Getting Started

19 March 2014
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 The Play to Learn Lab was our first laboratory set up at Masiphumelele Primary School in Khayelitsha. We wanted to create a space where we could experiment with digital games to see what effects they could have on children. What types of games would the children love? Can gaming improve Maths results? Would primary school […]

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R2500 raised for Masiphumelele at Design Indaba!

05 March 2014
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The Learning Innovation Design Lab had a very exciting past few days at the Design Indaba where we shared ideas about our Play to Learn Lab at Masiphumelele. It was fantastic to be a part of the inspiring conversations that our exhibit sparked and our project was very well received. To demonstrate how learning could be achieved through […]

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Learn Lab at Design Indaba 2014

28 February 2014
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The Learning Innovation Design Lab will be sharing our World Design Capital project  at the Design Indaba this weekend. If you’re in Cape Town, come and say hi! We’ll be debuting PLOXXI, our low-cost cardboard computer. We’re inviting you to try out our Paper Jets Spelling game. For a small donation of R30, players will receive […]

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PLOXXI - the cardboard computer

Meet PLOXXI, a cardboard computer that is co-designed by its users

27 February 2014
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Visit Formula D interactive’s Design Indaba stand #354 to find out the role PLOXXI plays in designing better education  PLOXXI is a cardboard computer, powered by Android and built for less than R1,000. It provides affordable access to powerful computing, and can be decorated by its users – paving the way for co-creation of technology, […]

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Masiphumelele Play to Learn Lab Launches!

06 February 2014
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We are very excited and proud to announce that the Learning Innovation Design Lab will be launching our first initiative this weekend. Saturday 8th February will see the inauguration of the first “Play to Learn Lab” at Masiphumelele Primary School in Khayelitsha. The lab will explore the potential that digital gaming has to support learning […]

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Open Design Cape Town – a Recap

03 October 2013
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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 […]

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We invite you to “Learning is a Breeze”

19 August 2013

At this year’s Open Design Festival in Cape Town’s City Hall we are officially launching the Learning Innovation Design Lab with “Learning is a Breeze”, an exhibition on how design and technology can help improve our education systems. You are invited! The exhibition discusses various key technologies, which have been recognised to have a high potential […]

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Learning Innovation Design Lab shortlisted for WDC2014

13 August 2013

Learning Innovation Design Lab has been shortlisted as a World Design Capital Project!  Cape Town’s bid to be World Design Capital 2014 forms part of a broader vision to transform Cape Town, through design, into a sustainable, productive African city, bridging historic divides and building social and economic inclusion. Cape Town was designated World Design Capital 2014 at the International Design Alliance (IDA) Congress […]

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