Melbourne-based creative agency Eco Innovators is up to green mischief again with their new Design Play Cards – a deck of 50 quirky playing cards designed to challenge, inspire and explore sustainable design. Gamification is recognized as a valid educational tool, and the Design Play Cards assist educators in conveying complex approaches to design problem solving using fun and engaging exercises. The cards are divided into three groups: The ‘Design Problem’ set challenges players to solve social and environmental design issues, the ‘Design Inspiration’ set encourages players to find inspiration through real world solutions in action, and the ‘Design Strategy’ cards help players discover opportunities through sustainable design thinking.

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Design Play Cards were created by award-winning sustainable design practice Eco Innovators. A set includes a deck of 50 playing cards designed to challenge, inspire, and inform designers and students about opportunities for integrating sustainability into the design process. There are a number of flexible formats for using the cards, including group play and design challenges. The cards are being used with great success in both secondary and tertiary design courses around Australia and in the United States.

Design Play Cards are available in the traditional boxed deck of cards style or as a FREE DIY ‘print and play’ download. Both versions are available from the Design Play Cards website.

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