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Workshop: Design Critiquing Around The Campfire #2

  • The GIANT Room Pop Up at High Line Nine 507 West 27th Street New York, NY, 10001 United States (map)

DESCRIPTION: For kids with insightful feedback who dare to share! Inspired by Stanford University's method of design thinking, we invite children to playtest prototypes, toys, and tools and provide their critiques within a playful structure. Giving and receiving feedback is an important part of any design process, and we can teach our children from a young age how to observe, examine, and provide insightful feedback. GIANT founders first led this workshop at a TED Ed Club weekend, and since then it has been one of our most popular workshops.

Recommended for ages 5-12


  • Giving and receiving constructive feedback

  • User testing

  • Empathy and perspective taking

WORKSHOP LENGTH: 1.5 hour + Complimentary 1 hour access to GIANT Open Studio after the workshop

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS: This workshop will be lead by GIANT founders, Dr. Azi Jamalian, and Dr. Jessica Mezei. Azi has a PhD in Cognitive Studies in Education from Columbia University and bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering. Azi loves designing programs and tools for children to learn new things with confidence and joy. Jess has a PhD in Science Education from Columbia University. A former teacher and informal educator, from camps to classrooms, she brings curiosity and care to set the stage for learning.