Exploring how 3D technology can be used in teaching
K8 is proud to be the design partner of SmartBird who received grants from DIP, Design-driven Innovation Program.
The SmartBird product: Playuba PRO, explore & create, is a practical method tool with interdisciplinary appeal for use in teaching. Today, architecture, design and art are subjects mainly communicated in two-dimensional ways through pictures/ photos.
By receiving DIP grants, digitalization will be explored within the Playuba PRO concept. Together with SmartBird we will explore how to connect the physical and virtual world so that physical models can be experienced for children and young people in new groundbreaking ways.
The project has just kick started and with the K8 design process we are all excited to gain beneficial insights and results. To be continued!
Photo, from left: Vibeke Kirkebø Hegg, SmartBird Manager. Tarjei Ødegård, UX designer/ Project Manager K8. Kristin Hærnes Ihlen, Designer/ Project Manager.
What is DIP, Design-driven innovation program?
Design-driven innovation program (DIP) provides financial support to businesses so that designers can be involved in the idea phase of innovation projects. When designers get involved early, there is a greater chance of developing a product or service that is tailored to the user’s actual needs. The program is led by DOGA in collaboration with the Research Council of Norway and Innovation Norway.
K8 has done several DIP-funded projects before, some of them can be found here:
- Less – foldable stand for stretchers: https://k8.no/portfolio/less-stand/
- Skannex – robust self health testers : https://k8.no/dip-project-with-skannex/
- 7 sense – sensors in agriculture: https://k8.no/k8-and-7sense-granted-financial-support-for-collaborative-dip-project/
- Hy5 – protective glove for prothesis: https://k8.no/funding-for-innovative-prosthetics/