Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Marshmallow Challenge!! マシュマロチャレンジ!

Recently I have been working with Epha3, a design consultant team. They are going to have a group exhibition in July, which gather different type of designers such as ceramic, jewelry, product, etc. and I'm exhibiting my work as well. Today I had a meeting about it. During the conversation "the Marshmallow challenge" was brought up by chance.

Have you ever heard about it? Actually I have done this before in a workshop for Artsmart, but I didn't know that it has the name.

It involves the task of constructing the highest possible self-standing structure with a marshmallow on top. The structure must be completed within 18 minutes using 20 sticks of spaghetti, tape, string and a marshmallow.

It is quite interesting and beneficial to learn the importance of prototype, management of process, etc, which are fundamental skill of designing. You can see the video below and try it!!