For those who haven't been able to attend and would like to catch up, this was the assignment.
Design one of the following animals:
With all the following parameters:
Audience: Ages 7-11, mixed boys and girls
Purpose: Should fill a "helper" role in an action/adventure game. Character must be able to dispense advice in some way, as well as perform limited actions to help the player
Design in a different style than you are confident with
We then took our designs through four filters, one at a time: Contrast, Novelty, Story, and Style. If you want to try yourself and need more explanation, come talk to me.