“Re-imagine Education” – How digital products can shape the future of learning
It all starts with learning. Learning is the foundation of human progress and a chance to create a better version of ourselves and the world around us.
In this course, we will look deeply into how digital products can shape the future of education and make learning accessible and rewarding to enable access to a better life. Digital products are intangible items delivered electronically, such as music, software and ebooks – essentially, anything that can be used in a digital medium.
During this course students will become familiar with the 4 phase design process model called: understand it, think it, build it and ship it and apply it throughout the semester. The study aims to imitate software development standards by inventing a new digital product by exploring established and emerging platforms. Students will go through four phases: discover, explore, develop and deliver.
In the understanding phase, students will gain a sufficient understanding of the topic and learn from the history, present and future trends in the subject field. The first phase will help them determine the problem they should solve and agree on what success looks like.
During the think it phase, the students will experience and learn new activities to test and validate assumptions to find a solution to the problem.
In the build it stage, they find ways to partner with their selected teams and create a realistic concept that’s desirable, viable, and feasible.
In the last phase of the process, the students should ship their recommended solution and present the approach in a compelling narrative through a presentation and video.
The art of growing bonsai trees is an expensive hobby that requires patience and enough knowledge to prevent unintentional harm to the tree.
Consequently, many individuals feel constrained by these factors, leading them to be intimidated to give this hobby a try.
So our goal is: “Offering a complete bonsai tree growing experience in an affordable, time-efficient, and secure way through a special way of learning.”
And our solution is Bonshī - The art of growing bonsais
Bonsais have a specific way of taking care of them, which changes between species. Its a Kind of art for various reasons.
What makes our app special
Our app is specifically for bonsai trees/ bonsai art
It’s not only a digital way of taking care of your trees but it can also help with your real bonsai trees
It’s focused on making mistakes and learning through them (learning by doing/interacting)
The simulation and a digital teacher helps you to get an idea of bonsai art and taking care of the specific trees
By using this app, beginners, as well as experts, may be benefited:
Opportunity to experiment with virtual trees
Try Bonsai art as hobby in an efficient and economical way
Need to make mistakes to learn
Work with different species
Expand knowledge with other bonsai varieties
Receive Feedback and Information in one App
Make learning through mistakes an experience
It’s true there are already existing informative books and taking care of plants apps, but:
Assisted by a digital teacher who will guide you and explain different aspects of the process.
Be able to work with bonsai trees without the risk of killing it. And receive Feedback after each step and learn new techniques when performing tasks.
The Bonsai Garden
In the garden you start with an overview of all your digital bonsais, you can experiement with. It is an digital interaction, a process simulation, where the user is allowed to learn through mistakes, while pruning, repotting or cutting their trees. It is possible to choose between different kind of bonsais and taking care of it, without patience or spending a big amount of money.
The App not only offers a digital way of taking care of your trees. In the workshop the user can use the app as support while performing tasks on their real life bonsai trees. The app allows you to scan your tree and explains you daily tasks step by step. That way you can optimise taking care of all your bonsai trees.
Is another area in the app, where you can research and learn more about Bonsai trees in general or specific species. The user can explore different categories and their needs. All summarised in one place.
The Digital Teacher
Is your personal shī (chinese for master). He guides the user thorugh various tasks and welcomes you with facts, when opening the app.. Especially in the Workshop and the Bonsai garden, he assists you and helps you to evolve, as a bonsai artist.