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A new game that encourages kids to think like designers

Red-Paper-Plane_Dads-And-Design_00109-02If you’ve not had enough of creative problem-solving at work, or want to get the kids started on a design apprenticeship early, then give the Red Paper Plane missions a whirl.

Created in Bulgaria by husband and wife team Georgi and Tsvetelina Kamov the Red Paper Plane missions are all about getting the whole family involved in design challenges, and utilising design thinking. From launching rockets into space to creating a full days food menu and then making it. Each mission has a number of tasks intended to be played in small 20 minute stints over multiple days and uses a three step-process.

Red-Paper-Plane_Dads-And-Design_00109-05According to RPP these missions help to develop valuable skills such as; observation, patience, concentration, empathy, sense of control, dexterity, decision making, visualising ideas and presentation. Hmm, I know a lot of designers, let alone kids, that could benefit from developing some of those traits!

Playing with my kids over the last few years I’ve realised that these activity or challenge based games are the ones that not only keep their attention for more than five minutes, but that also get me more interested in playing with them. My wife has always been great at instigating games like this and hasn’t needed instructions on how to compose them, it’s been more intuitive. Having said that, the Red Paper Plane missions take the activities to a whole different level, making each project much more in depth, this in turn makes the process as opposed to the result the focal point of the game, something that’s great for children and adults alike to learn.

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You can find out more about Red Paper Plane and download all of the missions on their website rpplane.com

 

Posted by Kyn Taylor
27 January 2016

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D.A.D is a blog for Dads;

Dads who have a passion for design.

Dads who champion independent, entreprenurial spirit.

Dads who are continually inspired by their kids.

Dads whose way of working has changed since the arrival of children.

Dads who can’t remember what they used to do with all their spare time.

Dads who are juggling deadlines with bedtimes.

Dads whose coffee consumption has gone through the roof.

And dads who need a bit of reassuring that they’re not alone.

 

Who’s the daddy?

Kyn Taylor

One boy. Leo (6). One girl. Emmi (4)
Designer

Cai Taylor

One girl. Carys (3). One boy. Hayden (2)
Designer

Adam Bowie

Two girls. Miller (4) and Neva (10 months)
Designer

Jamie Ellul

One boy. (6). One girl. (3)
Designer

Scott Lambert

Three girls. Avery and Blythe (5), Belle (7)
Designer. Illustrator. Worder.

Jon Cockley

Three kids. (6, 4 and 1)
Co-Founder of illustration agency Handsome Frank

Mark Ecob

One boy. Joseph (5). One girl. Ella (2)
Book Cover Designer

Anna Richardson Taylor


Matt Baxter


Ryan Dixon


Andrew Smallwood


Vinh Nguyen


Xander Veldhuijzen

Two boys. (10 and 7.5). One girl. (5)
Dutch Design and Web Geek

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