DV2022-23 Winning Product, STACK IT!

Posted by Elysia Thorpe on January 23 2024

Design Ventura
The Piggott School student team at the Celebration Event

The Design Ventura 2022-23 winners the Piggott School with their product STACK IT!, a 3D puzzle game which challenges users to create 3D designs.

STACK IT! Prototype
STACK IT! Prototype

The Piggott School’s design sheets demonstrate how the team generated and developed their ideas. The sheets clearly show the team’s design and prototyping processes and how they planned to address the criteria set out in the design brief, as well as allowing our shortlisting judges to clearly understand the final product design.

The team competed against over 15,000 students from 287 schools across the UK. With their entry, the Piggott School earned a place in the top 10 shortlisted schools. As one of the shortlisted schools, they were invited to pitch their design idea to a panel of judges on 22 March. After much deliberation, the judges decided they should be the winners of Design Ventura 2021-22. You can watch this video to find out more about what happens at pitching day.

The winning team were awarded with the Design Ventura trophy at the Celebration Event. All top ten shortlisted products are exhibited at the Design Ventura exhibition at the Design Museum.

The Piggott School team with the judges at the Celebration Event held at the Design Museum.

Following the Celebration Event, the student team worked with design agency Map Project Office to develop their Design Ventura 2022-24 winning product. The first product development meeting with the designers took place at the designers studio in London.

The Winning Team at their development meeting with Map Project Office in their Studio in London. The developed product is now available to buy at the Design Museum shop.
Final product to be sold in the shop.

The product was launched at the Design Museum Shop on 23 January 2024. On the launch day, the team put their sales skills to the test, selling their product at the Deutsche Bank Office. Impressively, they sold 37 packs in less than an hour.

The students then head to the Design Museum to see their product on sale in the shop! They continued their successful selling streak, selling 3 more products to Director of the Design Museum, Tim Marlow.

All photos ©James Polley Photography/Design Museum