Extraordinaires Design Studio: Deluxe Edition
The largest set, this includes 12 client cards, 6 Inventions Design Project Cards, 6 Gadgets Design Project Cards, 10 Invention Think Cards, 10 Gadgets Think Cards,5 award cards (for use with multiple players), a design case, an idea pad, a drawing pen, and instructions/rules. Total of 144 Design Challenges!
Projects and clients are divided into difficulty so you can design something fairly straightforward (such as a place for a wizard to sleep) or a true head-scratcher (such as a communications device for a merman).
Single and Multiplayer modes. Design individually or co-operatively with a friend or classmate.
Awards Ceremony 5 award cards to present friends or classmates awards on their designs ranging from Best Design' to Most Wildly Inventive Design'.
Magnetic catch-lock' case for easy opening and securing all of your designs and cards.
Made from strong, yet durable plastic to withstand daily wear and tear and the occasional drop.
Portable and slim, perfect for keeping your young designers entertained while on the go. Slide it under the car seat, or place on the parcel shelf in your car.
No batteries needed no leads, no charging, fuelled only by your child's or student's imagination.
Neat, organised compartment system for storing your designs and materials.
No assembly required, just open your set and jump into the world of design.
Download The Extraordinaires®Design Studio free STEM/STEAM based lesson plan, perfect for teachers and home-schoolers looking for new ways to engage young minds.
Free iOS and Android App featuring The Extraordinaires®Design gallery, to share and celebrate brilliant designs.
Teaches children the basics of great design (and designing for others) in a meaningful, fun and engaging way.
Parents and teachers can use the Extraordinaires®Design Studio to introduce young minds to design-thinking concepts vital to their success in the 21st century.
Hours of imaginative fun for kids, boosting their creativity and empathy.
15 Extraordinaires Cards Choose your design client.
15 Object Cards Pick your Invention or Gadget design project.
30 Think Cards A good designer always asks lots of questions.
Idea Pad Capture up to 50 of your designs on the idea pad, inspired by real world design studios. Once your idea pad is complete, order your refill pad from our website or you can download our idea sheet for free.
Designer's Pen designed for comfort and smooth, gliding lines just what designers rely on when sketching their ideas.
Drawing Case - tactile and ergonomically designed to sit perfectly on a table or on the lap of a young designer.
Instructions Clear, easy-to-follow instructions to help you get designing amazing inventions instantly.
Recommended from ages 10+
From the makers of Rory's Story Cubes comes this fun and sneaky way to stretch your mind! These are essentially design challenges, but they're not just any design challenges. The clients you'll be working for are a bit out there: Superheroes, Ninjas, Robots, Fairies, Giants, and other interesting characters are all in need of your services. Each time you play, select a client and a project card (or shuffle and pick randomly for a challenge!) Hmm... how about inventing a music player for a fairy? From here, you can start thinking about and sketching your design. You can do this on your own, or, if you need help, use a Think card. Think cards are prompts that help you to ponder certain aspects of your design. For example, one might read: "Think about the materials used to make your design. Are they available in the client's world? Or will you need to invent something new?" Well! This is a good place to start. Fairies don't have access to the kinds of components that would normally be used in a music player. They're mostly restricted to materials found in the woods. Because the clients are so extraordinairy, you as the inventor really have to think outside the box and put yourself in their place. Their world is likely a lot different from yours, after all! To further provide you with information, each client card has extra images on the back that relate other knowledge about the character, such as their environment, interests, and occupation. So the fairy you're designing for isn't just any fairy - she's a fairy who does detective work. After you have considered your client, thought about your design, sketched it out, and given it a name, present to your family and friends and explain why your creation would be perfect for your client's needs. And, if you're especially proud of your project, post it online to the extraordinaire website! Aside from just being a lot of fun, these sets involve some serious creativity as well as practicality to think of truly great designs. In addition, many skills are used - critical thinking, problem solving, communication, empathy, presentation, clarity, and art to name a few. Whew, what a mental workout! Sets can be used alone, with a fellow brainstormer, or as a group activity/game. Please note: there are some fantasy-based clients including vampires, evil geniuses, and wizards.
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