School A Design Session 2

Designing the activity book:

Students/Researchers decided on the name Emotibook for the activity book, and listed all the different activities they thought should be included:

Fig 1: A list of suggested names for the book

Fig 2: A list of activities drawing on all the ideas researchers had discussed over the previous sessions


Students/Researchers decided the book would have a section for customised stickers; each blank sheet of stickers would be used for a different emotion. Students discussed which emotions should be included as there would have to be a limit to how many the book could explore.

Fig 3 and 4: Students brainstormed emotions they felt were most relevant for students to explore, ensuring a mix of ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ emotions.


Emotibook – the design process

All of the research data and the children’s instructions fed into Merissa’s designs for the Emotibook. Korrin and Merissa’s planning meetings ensured that the student researchers’ vision was at the centre of the design

Fig 1 shows pages from the book and activities for children including:

1 – The Customisation Station – where they can create an image for an emotion and then copy this image ont o blank stickers to customise them;

2 – Emotion Mirror Stickers – children can create facial expressions using mark making and stickers;

3 – What’s on your plate? This activity allows children to consider multiple emotions, using numeracy to divide the emotions they are feeling and consider which ones they are feeling more of.

Fig 1.