Droplet.jpg

DROPLET

driving the Future of education through mentorship

In the year 2050, we will be breaking out of the traditional classroom and harness artificial intelligence to optimize learning for all. Developed by Pxl school, the Droplet will become every American’s companion throughout their lifetime learning journey.

Methods

+ Digital Prototyping
+ Design Research
+ 3D Product Design

Context

MFA Products of Design, School of Visual Arts

Category

+ Systems
+ Storytelling
+ Future of work

Credits

+ This project was completed in partnership with Victoria Ayo and Anna Chau

Challenge

In a world where automation and artificial intelligence will vastly change the landscape of technology and labor, people can no longer thrive in an educational system with rote learning curriculums and standardized tests dominating as they currently do.

CURRENT LANDSCAPE

These systems leave out the less privileged and create achievement gaps, side effects that can be remedied when universal distribution of Droplet allows all to have access to highly sophisticated learning technology.

OUTCOME

With the new ethos that learning is a lifetime process toward mentorship and that education is an economic and governmental imperative, Droplet will guide humans through achievement levels to focus on the skills that will be most relevant in the future of work.


the RESEARCH

To first frame the problem, we analyzed the current state of education in the United States and the innovations forging the path in 2018. Based on findings about educational technologies, learning methodologies, and research-backed educational interventions from the current day, we made projections about what will be available in the 2050 educational system. An analysis of economics, government funding, AI, and transportation systems further bolstered the relationship between this future educational system and the system it sits within. From there, a speculative object was designed to become the matter that helps the users navigate through the highly complex dark matter that is the educational system of the future.

Poster.jpg

pxlschool.jpeg

Breaking out of the classroom

Education in real world settings

As learners start out in the traditional classroom to learn foundational social skills, children equipped with Droplet guidance will gradually enter mobile environments and workplaces to gain real-world experience and develop their critical thinking, creativity, communication, and abstract thinking skills from mentors.

Breaking out of the classroom.jpg

wearable device

A lifelong companion through learning

Dropletmodel.jpg
5c6d74670cc9a824052ef137_Untitled-Artwork3-p-800.jpeg
5c6d742cd20ad4767a3df4d7_droplet-p-800.jpeg
5c606ef3050ea362a7a8e395_droplet.gif

Branding

establishing the role of mentor as the highest calling

5c6d6578eaa55fa64f366930_model_03.jpg
5c6d73babe1d100a77b7ae5f_droplet2-p-800.jpeg