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IISC DBox: A game for children to learn design thinking

Bhatt, AN and Bhaumik, R and Chandran, KM and Chakrabarti, A (2019) IISC DBox: A game for children to learn design thinking. In: ASME 2019 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC-CIE 2019, 18 - 21 August 2019, Anaheim.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2019-98066


Design thinking (DT) can be a valuable tool for nurturing problem-solving abilities in school children. The objective of the paper is two-fold. The first is to evaluate the effectiveness of the DT process as a potential tool for open-ended problem-solving for school children; the second is to test the effectiveness of gamification of the DT process in terms of the extent of comprehension and learning of the process enabled by gamification. The paper presents a framework for IISC, a Design Thinking Process developed by the authors, and compares two gamified models of the DT process against one another using empirical studies that involved school children in the age-range of 14 to 18 (8th to 12th years of their twelve years of school education) playing the games. Feedback from the students and their mentors during the game was used as data for evaluation. The paper also discusses the limitations identified and suggested improvements of the two gamified models, and implications of these for designing more effective games. Copyright © 2019 ASME.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publication: Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Keywords: Education computing; Engineering education; Personnel training, Design Education; Design process; Design thinking; Empirical studies; Gamification; Open-ended problem solving; Problem-solving abilities; School education, Design
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Product Design & Manufacturing
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2022 10:49
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2022 10:49
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/78219

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