As I think about creating new rituals and routines in a school, I think about designing new cues which signal something new and different, that you are entering a space or situation which supports new kinds of behaviors. In this context, I think about food designer Marije Vogelzang, who successfully and elegantly disrupts expectations and rituals around food. Using the simple medium, she is able to change norms around food, something which we all have deep experience and routines around. Consider how she does this, she might invite you for dinner with strangers, and then make you stick your head (but not body) through a cloth to enter the shared dining experience. She might change the color of the expected experience.
Makes me think about the simple ways we can take advantage of our knowledge of existing materials and expected behaviors in order to intelligently break from them. She does a lot with a little. How might we learn from Marije?