ISH Grade 10 students had an interesting and exciting design brief for their MYP Design course, to design and make a thematic product, research on market analysis and conduct a survey of a target audience for a client.
The Design class came up with not just a project to meet their educational requirements but one that is charitable to a good course, ISH Sri Lanka Project. This project, which started after the devastating Tsunami of 2004, has been helping people in Sri Lanka build back their lives by raising money through various fund raising activities. Students designed beautiful and attractive shopping bags, now on exhibit and an ongoing survey will determine which three shopping bags will be presented to the client.
The design process involved a study of existing charity bags as well as expensive designer bags and by combining their different attributes they have creatively produced prototype designer bags for charity using cultural images and motifs from Sri Lanka. And the results are astounding! The client, who has the final say on the winning designer bag will then go ahead and mass-produce it for sale and proceeds, will go to the project. The community is encouraged to participate in this educational and exciting survey on display in the foyer for this worthy cause, the Sri Lanka project.