Design Project Zero: A 90 minute activity

DP0 (Design Project Zero) is a 90-minute (including debrief) fast-paced project though a full design cycle. Students pair up to interview each other, create a point-of-view, ideate, and make a new solution that is “useful and meaningful” to their partner.

Two versions of DP0 are “The Wallet Project” and “The Gift-Giving Project”. They have the similar format, only the topic is different.

The original DP0 The Wallet Project was created for the d.school’s very first course in 2004 and the project starts with students looking at the content of their partner’s wallet or purse (and goes on to ask every student to design something for their partner).

Another DP0 topic is The Gift-Giving Project where students are asked to redesign how their partner gives gifts.

Get the materials to facilitate the activity for a group yourself here.

Or play the Crash Course (video facilitation that leads the group) here.

Design Project Zero: A 90 minute activity