Coordinator: Prof. G. Nagarjuna
Coordinator: Prof. Rekha Vartak
Coordinator: Dr. Prithwijit De
Coordinator: Prof. Savita Ladage
Coordinator: Prof. Jyotsna Vijapurkar
Games are active experiences which children are involved into almost everyday. Game creation is suggested to provide greater student engagement and learning than game play in supporting a constructivist approach. While designing games, children learn to synthesize information and express it through various mediums. Educators worldwide recommend that game-design as a creative problem solving activity seems to be particularly well-suited for encouraging 21st century skills such as collaboration, creative and critical thinking at an early age.
In this talk, I will be presenting an overview of using game design as a design pedagogy method in schools. Also, we will discuss the process of design problem solving in children as they designed new games.
Anisha Malhotra has a Phd in Design education from IDC,School of Design at IIT- Bombay. Her thesis is on 'Investigating the effect of collaborative structures on design problem solving in children'. She is an alumnus of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. She is trained as an Information designer and is currently working independently as a design educator and conducts design thinking and creativity workshops for children.