A Gamified Model of Design Thinking for Fostering Learning in Children

  • Rahul BhaumikEmail author
  • Apoorv Bhatt
  • M. C. Kumari
  • S. Raghu Menon
  • Amaresh Chakrabarti
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 135)


Design thinking is a process that is used to systematically find goals, generate proposals to satisfy the goals, and develop these until satisfied; the areas of application are intended to be universal. This paper proposes a simplified model of design thinking called ‘IISC’ (Identify-Ideate-Select-Consolidate), a gamified version of the design thinking model called ‘IISC DBox’ for use by schoolchildren, and a generic framework for the assessment of gamified models of design thinking. The framework to assess the ‘gamified’ model, takes into account the nature of the constituent elements of the game, and also the outcomes and feedback of the players involved in the game. The assessment framework not only highlights the potential and effectiveness of the model but also throws light on the areas of its future improvement.


Design thinking Children Gamification 



Authors acknowledge the support from the Design Innovation Centre, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rahul Bhaumik
    • 1
    Email author
  • Apoorv Bhatt
    • 1
  • M. C. Kumari
    • 2
  • S. Raghu Menon
    • 2
  • Amaresh Chakrabarti
    • 1
  1. 1.IDeaS LabCentre for Product Design and Manufacturing, Indian Institute of ScienceBengaluruIndia
  2. 2.Design Innovation Center, IIScCentre for Product Design and Manufacturing, Indian Institute of ScienceBengaluruIndia

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