2019 was the inaugural year of our Design Led Venture (DLV) where students from Years 6 to 12 were invited to apply to be a part of this DLV. Through the application process seven students were identified to be trail blazers in becoming a part of what would be a finely tuned problem-solving machine.
The DLV team worked with the World’s Biggest Garage Sale (WBGS) to understand and identify a need, opportunity or problem to resolve. The students worked through an iterative design-led process to deliver an innovative solution.
The team completed a 15-week journey which included workshops during the school day, visiting and interviewing WBGS stakeholders, design thinking, honing their creative dispositions and developing their entrepreneurial skills.
The experiences these students were exposed to included:
“How might we engage a global community in the Circular Economy to normalise purposeful consumption?”
The DLV experience culminated with a large celebration event where the team presented their solution to the client. The client was super impressed with the collaboration and outcome.
“I always felt in good hands; the team was professional, open, honest and trustworthy. What they pitched is a game changer for our business and the circular economy. Every business needs to have young minds as advisers.”
Design Led Ventures form an important component of our vision to grow our student’s capacity to ask better questions, navigate challenges, develop empathy, and be innovative thinkers.