Jun 13, 2023
Innovation thrives when creativity meets real-world challenges, and recently, Loft had the honor of hosting the New England Innovation Academy (NEIA) for their second design trek at our LaunchPad event space. NEIA is known for fostering innovative thinking among young minds. For this design trek, NEIA students collaborated with Design Museum Everywhere (DME), an organization inspiring social change through design. The students were presented with the task of redefining the concept and purpose of a museum in the 21st century, focusing on a "museum without walls."
The students embraced three prompts: rethinking the idea and purpose of a museum, transforming and bridging communities, and exploring how community-engaged design could shape this new model. With mentorship from DME and Loft, the students embarked on a creative journey, challenging perceptions and envisioning the future of museums.
The collaboration fostered innovation and empathy, as the students leveraged Loft’s LaunchPad process to rapidly ideate, prototype, and iterate. This process encouraged out-of-the-box thinking and collaboration, allowing diverse perspectives to shape their designs.
The students envisioned a future where museums transcend physical boundaries, reaching communities in new and inclusive ways. Their ideas emphasized design's power to transform, enable, and unite people. Through this experience, the students developed critical thinking, effective collaboration, and empathy skills, empowering them to drive social change through design.
The NEIA-Design Museum Everywhere collaboration at Loft's LaunchPad event space marked a significant step in redefining the 21st-century museum experience. If you're interested in unlocking next-level opportunities with the LaunchPad process, connect with us to explore how our dynamic framework can help your team tackle complex challenges.
Jun 13, 2023