Presentation of Design Challenges:
Animal experts present short species-specific briefs that include information about wild animal behaviours and enrichment goals for zoo-housed conspecifics. Teams assess each brief and brainstorm ideas as mind maps – within strict time limits.
Expert Feedback: Participants share mind maps for each brief as a group exercise, with animal experts providing feedback on concepts. This is an opportunity to filter and refine ideas.
Team formation based around individual briefs. Participants select which brief to work on in the afternoon.
Collaborative Design: Each team produces a focused, feasible design that offers a response to the brief, with expert support available. Important considerations include context, logistics, zoo mission statements, enrichment goals, research potential, more-then-human aesthetics and animal-centred design principles.
Co-crafting miniature physical representations of prototype designs in context, using a range of materials, such as card, paper, pipe-cleaners, bricks, coloured pens, playdough etc.
Team presentations of outputs, showcasing and explaining designs, and responding to questions and comments. This will be recorded (with appropriate permissions) and shared publicly online via the Moon Jam website.