182 Future Forwards: Exploring Frontiers in Education
Urban Cells" that should include places of living, work, culture,
shopping, entertainment and play.
High School students worked
along with key experts in the
Urban Development field and
with Design Thinking coaches.
The coaches bring a diverse set
of backgrounds and skills ranging
from engineering design and
architecture, to programming,
software development and
This was the third edition of ASB TRAI. The event was conceptualized in
partnership with NuVu Studios and the Children’s Technology Workshop.
NuVu Studios is an innovation center for middle and high school students
based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. NuVu uses the design thinking
process, and consults with expert coaches to help students navigate the
messiness of the creative process. Children’s Technology Workshop is a
co-academic initiative that works with students aged 6-16, in specially
designed workshops to engage them in the process of creating robot
models and solutions around specific STEM concepts and their
Students from high schools across Mumbai participated in the earlier two
TRAI Summits held in April and October 2014. Students used design
thinking and TRAI to create design thinking solutions to challenges in the
Medical Industry (in April) and in Urban Development (in October).
Why Urban Development?
Within the next forty years, two thirds of the world's population will be
living in urban centers. There are several human needs related to urban
development. A sustainable approach to urban development is essential
to ensure that the current economic, social and environmental needs are
fulfilled without sacrificing the needs of the future generations.
Students prototyping a Flying Wallet at the