Mees van den HoogenNew Design & Attitudes Breda
Themes Game, Interaction / Experience, Social Awareness
The Peerkip helps to stimulate the imagination and creativity of primary school children. I came up with the idea because I noticed that there is often little room for their imagination to flourish; they are frequently asked to copy the same work.
I developed the Peerkip based on my own research, and after giving lessons to various primary school classes. It’s designed to get children’s imaginations going.
The starting point is a randomly generated word combination. This lets them think freely rather than relying on examples. There is no pressure to make or recreate the perfect drawing.
They are then allowed to present their drawing to the rest of the class. Funny and sometimes critical conversations arise. This shows them that there are different ways of approaching the task, and that everyone can be proud of what they do.
In this way they learn to fantasize, create and present.