“All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.”

― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Integrating 3D printing into the classroom might lead to amazing results. The technology is always exciting for students and motivates them to learn and succeed. The tech savvy students wants to be exposed to 3D printers for sake of its appeal. And that is just fine. At KWORKS LAB, young innovators learns and try to succeed how to use technology as a tool to understand any phenomenon.

3 Dimensions of a Story is a workshop series designed to converge literature and 3D printing technology. At the first workshop, 18 primary school students of Açı Schools learned how to use design softwares for 3D modelling. The process of 3D printing lends itself on the concept of iterative designing. Thus the workshop series were followed by design thinking lectures. To make it more fun for students, design thinking approach has been gamified. At the reading session excerpts of legendary book The Little Prince was read by the students. And students stepped into Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s universe.

Students were asked to design and prototype objects that are inspired by the story. This encouraged higher level thinking and a more realistic experience to design.