Mini Challenge Shortlist, Design Ventura 2020
The mini challenge offers a taster of the Design Ventura programme for younger students, which can be run in a single lesson, set over rotation or given as homework.
For Design Ventura 2020 we received 3,000 submissions from students across the country during lock down. Of the 25 winners, a shortlist of 6 student designs were displayed at the Design Museum as part of the Design Ventura exhibition from 12 June – 22 August 2021.
Below is that shortlist:
Hand Holding Gloves
Betsy, Davison High School
A pair of gloves designed to simulate the feeling of holding hands for those struggling with loneliness over lock down.
Ivy, The Nottingham Emmanuel School
A play scene that teaches children why it is important to look after the world around us.
Sensory Rubik’s cube
Emma, Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School
A Rubik’s cube with different surfaces on each side so that the cube can be used by those who are visually impaired.
S.O.S (Save our seas) Dominoes
Tom, Liverpool College
A family game made from beach plastic, each domino features an endangered marine species. Aimed at ages 3+.
Spring Rain Shoes
Lara, Walthamstow School for Girls
Comfortable and breathable shoes with a hydrochromic design that is revealed when the shoe gets wet.
Aoife, Didcot Girls’ School
Biodegradable wrapping paper which has flower seeds embedded in it. The pattern is made with natural, non- toxic dye. Instead of throwing it away, the gift receiver is able to plant the paper and it will grow flowers that will attract bees and butterflies to their garden.
The Design Ventura online mini challenge for years 7 and 8 will return for Design Ventura 2021-22. This year’s challenge will be waste themed, inspired by the Design Museum’s upcoming Waste Age exhibition.
Find out more about the Waste Age mini challenge here.