The Third Space is a space away from school and home where a student is most comfortable and can generate ideas. A middle school student will use this workbook with a mentor to learn the process of: “Design Thinking”(Empathy, Definition,Ideation, Prototyping, Evolving). They will then ideate and solve for a real problem within their community. When the student completes each activity, they will be able to place a sticker on each page as a form of positive affirmation.
The workbook would be in the form of a subscription, each month the student would get a different design problem to solve for. This months theme is: Transportation and tells the story of Ben, a 13 year old boy that cannot get to his bus on time and misses school because of his problem. The illustration style is child-like and appeals to a younger audience.