Throwing Paper Airplanes at the Moon

Exploring the power of rapid iteration as a group, by reimagining the classic paper airplane.

Developed by Ian Gonsher.     •    Fall 2012

From Kitty Hawk onwards, it took just over 60 years to iterate the machines that would take humans to the moon. Iterative play is powerful. It can produce astonishing results in a relatively short time. We designed and tested, redesigned and retested. With each iteration we recognized increasing diversity among the designs, as we re-imagined the paper airplane.

Part of the 2012 Better World By Design conference.