Monday, June 13, 2011

Tools at School

What famous design school won the ICFF Editor’s Award in the School category this year? Tools at Schools, a collaboration among the eighth-graders at The School at Columbia University, a K – 8 school on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the creative consultancy Aruliden and Bernhardt Design. A pilot project for integrating design into education, Tools at School was driven by the conviction that the design process can teach children “how to create, how to question the obvious, how to communicate their ideas, and how things are actually made” as they engage with math, writing, science, art and technology and learn practical skills they will need in the real world. Here are some photos of the process and the results. For more information about Tools at Schools, visit

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