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The World Rescue Board Game [DRAFT]



 
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Project Overview

Human-induced climate change is the single most important collective issue facing children today. Actions taken today will drastically shape what the children of today, and later generations, future will look like. To help children learn about climate change and what can be done to slow down its effects we have created a fun and interactive board game. The game is designed to encourage child hand-eye coordination development as well as giving parents and teaching a tool to engage thinking about climate change and ways to protect the environment in the future.

Organisation

People on board social enterprice LTD

Team

People On Board Social Enterprise (POB) was established in 2012. We cooperate with different organisations and corporations, designing and producing board games of local characteristics, reinvesting the profit back into the social enterprise. Achiving social purposes of creating jobs, promoting creativity, enhancing family relationships. POB join several design award which included IF design award, German design award, K design award, Asia Design prize, LICC, EPDA, IDA design award, HKDA Global design award, HKSGA.

Project Brief

The world rescue is a board game and board game is an involvement, interactive and easy manner to let kids understand a complex topic which presented, called back the acting process, parents could provide the stories, information and teach children how to think logically.

For children, Global warming is a word or a book’s topic for them, they will feel it may be hot or unstable weather, over water level over the ground or may miss the polar, etc... however, parent try to explicate about the global warming to their kids, but children seem to be finding it difficult to grasp a clear apprehension of the phenomenon. In this regard, we designed this board game entitled 'Earth Rescue' and directly uses ice and water elements to let children feeling the actual scenario and the shocks off to understand global warming. It also teaches and expand them who’s region which is most danger areas and need to help first. It is not merely a game, also to construct up a positive thinking, message and let them think about how to protect our environment to avoid the washing.

Project Innovation/Need

We use simple, straight and and shock elements apply on the design. We designed this board game entitled 'Earth Rescue' and directly uses ice and water elements to let children feeling the actual scenario and the shocks off to understand global warming. Utilizing the simple map design and colourful to attract the player . And that, we use same colour for the chess as one world, we all facing the same trouble. Though the play time, parents can teach their kids what is right things and how to do better to avoid this situation happen in the future.

Design Challenge

The project need to consider in several points, how to let parent try to explicate about the global warming to their kids, but children seem to be finding it difficult to grasp a clear apprehension of the phenomenon.

And that, we need to gets some testing model and count the time when the ice thawing, it needs to consider in a few things, the graphic, the material and the size of the product. And that, the ice is a main part of counting the play time. Indeed, the game testing period invite several focus group in different age group of Children to test the game to come out a suitable way and apply the final game rules for the board game.

Sustainability

We essay to utilize re-cycled material to prepare the board game, withal, the price is excessive gamey. We desire to save the cost in lower layer. So that, we employ simple,cost effectual and easy way’ TPU’ the recycleing plastic apply to the game board.Indeed, it can do the colorful and layer to attack the player also.And that, the ice maker create by silicone rubber. Player can make the ice for board game also for the drink as well. Most of part can use for routine life unless they don’t play the board game!


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This award celebrates creative and innovative design for either a component or overall product. Consideration given to aspects that relate to human usage, aesthetics, selection of components and materials, and the resolution of assembly, manufacturing and the overall function.
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