Alternative sources of energy- teaching through play



















To save our planet, stop the use of excessive energy and conserve tradition one must be taught at a young age.

 Joel in our first lecture talked about designing for resilience, Ed Keller talked about alternative ways of seeing Lauren Rednis showed us that images are more powerful than words and Julie Bergman talked about green washing. All of these concepts are incorporated directly or indirectly in this project. I intend to design for resilience by using an already existing for of energy that mostly goes to waste, and using images and text as a combination to show that such things can be viewed in a different way.

This is also supported by Freud’s theory of stages of development where he states that what children are taught in the phallic stage shapes their future thinking.

 While still unclear as to what my end result will be, I have a clear picture of what I want this project to portray.

This is an idea of an open source toy to make a night light for children between the ages of 5 and 8.

 It is intended to involve the child in a learning experience about alternate methods on in this case to show them that fossil fuels and generated electricity are not the only sources of energy out there and to instill in them at an early age the importance of experimentation and working with ones hands.

Noor Arora

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