DesignScience held a mini-workshop in preparation for its launch debate in November 2011. Science Communicators from Imperial College collaborated with MA Commmunication Design students from Central Saint Martins to make a live experiment that could be approached both scientifically and through design thinking.
The solution was this Tangram experiment based on the puzzle invented in China and brought to Europe in the 19th century. The aim was to compare how members of the audience – which included representatives from both disciplines – would perform. Unfortunately due to organisational pressures on the evening the results were not collected, but we did achieve our primary goal of providing the audience with a more proactive alternative to iphone checking.