EDUCATIONAL DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOP IN SINGAPORE
Who says learning stops once you’re out of school? Get a headstart on lifelong learning with our educational design thinking workshops hosted in partnership with First Media Design School. Adult learning has become more popular and common in recent years, as more Singaporeans find ways to learn new skills that are transferable into the workplace – or are just passion projects they have been wanting to dive into.
First Media Design School is an approved training organisation specialising in design education. They focus on enhancing your skill set through creative thinking, workplace retaining, and employability programmes. Our series of partnered programmes uses the toys and collectibles in the MINT Museum of Toys’ collection to introduce principles of design thinking while rediscovering multi-racial heritage, history & arts as well as diversified cultures in Singapore and worldwide.
WHAT IS DESIGN THINKING AND HOW DOES IT APPLY TO TOYS?
Design thinking is a process where the profile and needs of the user is taken into consideration during the design and creation of a product. While you might have heard of the term being used in modern fields such as technology and computer design, innovators and thinkers throughout the ages have all used some sort of design thinking to create marvels both big and small.
Toymakers are no exception! Even the simplest of toys (think plush toys and stuffed animals) are conceptualized with the user in mind. After all, you wouldn’t design a toy for an infant the same way you would for a teenager. As technology advances and society changes, toys also reflect the evolution of social norms and expectations.
Our exclusive educational workshops use toys in our collection to explore 4 key themes:
- Representing Culture In Art
- Art Styles & Fusion
- Visual Storytelling
- Visions Of The Future
Learners will dive into how even the simplest of toys can hide intriguing and thought-provoking ideas. Our workshops focus on creativity and self-expression, teaching you how to produce artworks and messages that reflect design thinking principles while crafting exciting and engaging stories and narratives.
GET IN TOUCH
Get in touch to find out more about our workshops in Singapore. Our educational and cultural programmes are targeted at visitors of all ages including learning journeys for kids. The museum also offers guided and online tours to give you a peek into our world-class collection of toys, collectables, and memorabilia.