This morning Staples unveiled Design by Student products that were inspired by students of MS 88 school in my neighborhood in Brooklyn! Products come in a variety of low price points.
A group of Brooklyn middle school students saw their own inspired school supply designs for the first time that will make their way to retail shelves all over America.
What an innovative and inspiring debut of a company partnering in the education of students who were in need of solving a supply problem.
This back-to-school season Staples partnered with students for a user- centered perspective when designing back-to-school products. The program was designed to foster design thinking and teach students the design process through lesson plans and experiences.
Students at schools defined the issues students’ face, researched products in the category, brainstormed to identify possible product solutions, built prototypes of their ideas and pitched a final concept.
From the program, it became clear that students want school supplies that are smart and easy; comfortable and portable; shift in size to fit their needs and have pops of color.
The Designed by Students Collection is available in a variety of color combinations and includes:
• The Big Pen
• The Big Pen Refill Set
• Big Props
• The Bag
• Portable Desk
• Accordion Bag
• Floating Locker Shelves • Tray Desk
• Super Folder
• Back2Back School Bag
With a partnership like this, who knows what’s in store for our kids and the future of school supplies.
For more information, please visit staples.
Disclosure: No monetary compensation was provided for this post. All opinions are my own.