About this project
Spark Your Design Creativity
How this idea started
How can we teach kids creative problem solving and foster their sense of curiosity? What tools do kids need to build empathy? These are big questions with no one correct answer. At Spark Corps, we wondered if design had a part to play in answering some of these questions.
The "Spark Your Design Creativity" activity book is a tool that introduces kids to design while also helping them to build fundamental social skills. The book walks kids through 16 engaging activities, from drawing to developing skills in observation. We believe in the power of design to foster creativity and 21st century thinking, and we want to share this passion with you.
Please support our efforts in advancing design education by donating to our campaign. You can help us spread the power of design to kids and families everywhere.
Topics covered in book: Sketching, color theory, perspective, shading, patterns, typefaces, curiosity, empathy, user needs, brainstorming, resourcefulness, testing, storytelling, pixels, innovation, and logos.
If you donate you will receive
To receive a FREE activity: Share this Kickstarter campaign on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram and tag @sparkcorps. We will send you a PDF sample activity as a thank you reward for helping us spread the word! Expect your activity within a week of the share!
If you want to donate both books from the $150 level: We will send out a survey at the conclusion of the campaign or you can comment on the Kickstarter page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to review the rewards details on the right to learn more about how you can contribute to our goal.
We believe kids will love this book
We are confident that you will love this book as much as Andy, Stellar, and Leslie do. The book can be yours for only $35 and will bring design to the next generation of problem solvers and creative thinkers.
Designed by designers for future designers
The team started the book in 2014 and we are thrilled it is about to be in front of children all over the world. The book went through multiple design iterations to get it to the level of completion that it is today. It was also tested with children at The Kindezi School at Old Fourth Ward, Museum of Design Atlanta, and the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Industrial Design over the past year.
These interactions allowed us to introduce kids to design thinking and prototype different activities aimed at assessing interest and engagement.
A book 2 years in the making
Our goal is to print the books as soon as we meet our goal and have all rewards shipped to backers by November. We will have the books available for public purchase in December.
Where is this money going?
We decided to launch this Kickstarter campaign with a goal of printing at least 250 books. The cost to print 250 books is approximately $3,100. When we add in the cost of fulfilling the rewards and labor costs we ended at our goal of $7,000. Ideally we would like to print 500 books because the more books we print, the lower the unit cost. We would like to have a surplus of books after this Kickstarter to sell in stores and online.
Risks and challenges
We have worked diligently for countless hours to put this book together in the most methodical way possible to make sure that our campaign flows easily and seamlessly.
This being said, after our project is funded, we will print our first 250 copies of the book and begin to pitch to local retailers and distributers to partner with us and sell our book. We have a detailed plan with which to tackle this step of our process.
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