A strategy to let us learn things hands on, through playing with everyday objects.

Julie Anne Gilleland talks about getting back some of the qualities we all had as a child: playfulness, imagination, questioning, an ‘anything is possible’ attitude… and of course curiosity!

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Julie Anne Gilleland is a designer who works with learning and educational concepts. She developed Think with Things, a strategy to let us learn things hands on, through playing with everyday objects. She’ll talk about getting back some of the qualities we all had as a child: playfulness, imagination, questioning, an ‘anything is possible’ attitude… and of course curiosity! She’ll get us warmed up for a new season of CreativeMornings, and will surely get us thinking.

In 2007, she started Turtlewings, a non-profit for educators, children and families to explore design thinking. In 2014, she set up Think with Things, which was proposed as one of the best Edtech companies in Europe. But the step was a bit too large… She took some time to reconfigure and is relaunching Think with Things in a new version as we speak!

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    Makes me think of the international event on Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation (CAPS), where I met Prof. ir. Caroline Hummels.

    She has this installation where people have to play with objects to get to new ideas.

    Trailer : http://dqi.id.tue.nl/ee/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Engaging-Encounters-640x360.mp4?_=1

    Her journey : http://dqi.id.tue.nl/ee/

    Pacquita Balcaen • February 24, 2018