Evocative Objects: How Stories Help Year 7 Boys Understand the Significance of Artifacts

  • Boys and Stories (2018-19)

In October 2018, ten Year 7 boys in a Design and Technology class participated in a seven-week project in which they explored how stories could help them investigate and design objects with significance. After a series of structured studies into storytelling through objects past, present, and future, the boys created a prototype for their future story in order to discover how and why artefacts became significant, what conditions enabled meaningful sharing of stories, and how these investigations brought insight into the design process of both everyday objects and school projects.