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Design Thinking And Visualisation Skill Development Using Popsicle Packs


What A pack of 100 ice cream sticks or ‘Popsicle’ as they are called can do for your Design Thinking Skills


If you put your mind to it, you can come up with plenty of creative ideas for using everyday things and items in new and interesting ways.

For example, did you know you can use the humble pack of Popsicle sticks to generate design ideas through prototyping and model creation?  And not just that…There are lots of interesting and innovative things you can make with these simple items if you really start thinking creatively.

The various permutations and combinations that can be used to create 2D and 3D designs using ice-cream sticks are innumerable. You can create design prototypes, working science models, art and craft models and much more using various sets of permutations and combinations by grouping the ice-cream sticks in an interesting manner. With creative designs from your imagination, you can make as many projects with these as you can think of.

Sometimes students/designers get so caught up in the physical prototyping that they forget about the thought process that goes into fashioning the idea and then creating it. To allow the design students to sit down and think about the process and to encourage them to come up with innovative ideas, ice-cream sticks are a good way to enable ‘Low Tech Prototyping.


Here are some ideas found on the vast ocean of ‘internet’ to invoke you to think creatively and create some new designs.









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