CityX - Learn Design Thinking with 3D Modeling/Printing - Summer 2016

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Tue, 6/28/2016 - Wed, 6/29/2016
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Summer Camp

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  • Participation is limited:
    For 8-13 year old students



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Dates & Times

This workshop is for 8-13 year olds, and is spread over two days.

  • June 28th : 8:30 to 12:00 pm
  • June 29th : 8:30 to 4:30 pm   (Please pack lunch for the kids!)


Join us for this innovative workshop following the CityXProject Template.

The City X Project is an international education workshop for 8-13 year-old students that teaches creative problem solving using 3D technologies and the design process.This Common Core aligned curriculum helps the children learn design thinking and gives them the tools to solve the challenge.

Humans have just landed on an alien planet and they’ve staked out an area for their first city, City X. They need inventions that solve challenges relating to health, safety, communication, transportation, and more. These inventions are to be created by a vast team of young designers all around Earth.

It’s up to the City X designers (in teams) to solve the real-world problems of 32 characters living in City X. During the workshop, students use the Stanford d.school design process along with 3D modeling and printing technologies to invent, prototype, and test their solutions.

Empathize, Define, & Ideate

Students are introduced to the challenges on City X. Each kid is assigned a character whose problem they will solve. Brainstorming gets the best ideas to start developing.

Prototyping & Testing

Using basic tools like clay, paper, and markers, student designers create prototypes of their inventions. They then pitch their ideas to testing groups of peers and teachers for feedback that can help improve their creations.


Students use simple 3D modeling software to create 3D models of their inventions, which can then be printed on a 3D printer in the classroom and can be instantly shared with anyone in the world.

Registration & Cost

The cost for this workshop is on cost recovery basis only and thus very reasonably priced. It will be lead by an experienced educator who has done several such workshops, from the University of Illinois Extension. He will be supported by mentors from the Design for America Student chapter and Makerlab Guru’s.

  • Early Bird(till May 15th): $49 + eventbrite Fees
  • General Admission(after May 15th) : $59 + eventbrite Fees

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