Kideville is a project by Kidesign that lets kids build and 3D print a model city. To introduce a new version of their interactive and fun educational project, Dejan Mitrovic & Alberto Rizzoli we’re at the Bettshow the leading trade show for technology & education. Kideville are YouMagine community members and Ronald, who heads up YouMagine’s education efforts caught up with them to see how they were doing and how they wanted to help kids learn through 3D printing. Below Ronald’s report:
“In London at the Bettshow, I had a nice conversation with Dejan Mitrovic and Albetro Rizzoli about their company Kideville. Their aim is to help educators to teach Design & Technology in innovative ways, through CAD and 3D Printing. Their first “full curriculum kit” Kideville that was launched at BETT London, helps schools that buy 3D Printers but lack relevant projects and curriculums to integrate into their lessons. Dejan and Alberto started out in 2010 by running educational design workshops and that developed into a company that specialises in curriculum materials and games for 3D printing design. Kideville is a city design project for a whole classroom that takes the children through a full design process and gamifies the experience through various missions, tasks and exercises around building their island, populating it and creating all the necessary buildings for it. Getting students to use computers in more creative ways and connecting their own digital designs with the real world through 3D printing is Kideville’s goal. The design on Youmagine can be used with the game that Kideville launched at BETT in London.