Last month in April 2016 I travelled to the lovely capital Tunis of Tunisia to conduct a 4 hour workshop with youth club, ATDCI-Tunisia with participants aged 16-22.
We explored ways of looking at the current challenges through the design lens. First identifying them on the daily news, building conversations around opportunities for design improvement, understanding user needs and working in teams to create systems to solve real problems.
We started with a game which allowed each participant to warm up with their teams. 6 students in each 6 tables, each picked an animal and a everyday object which they need to design for. You can find the game I designed here and feel free to play it with your teams.
Workshop plan followed as we wrapped up the game and each team picked up 3 different national and local newspaper of the day amongst El Sabah, La Presse, Le Temps, El Sarih, El Chourouk, El Akhbar and Ettounisia. Staying in the same groups, each team has been given a headline: ‘Social, Economical, Ecological, Cultural’ and asked to find a fitting national problem within the news which sits under one of these categories.