“LUNAR is so pleased to be involved
with the Design Learning Challenge. We believe that creativity has a crucial
to play in our educational development, and we love to see how IDSA and Doris Wells-Papanek are designing an
approach that will bring the resources of the industrial design community to K-12 students around the country.”
The Design Learning Challenge is an integral part of IDSA’s efforts to promote and develop an understanding of
the practice of industrial design at the K-12 level. College art and design students all over the United States are
being challenged to co-create innovative and participatory design learning experiences with K-12 art educators
and their students, anchored in design thinking and learning skills.
If your design firm or corporate office would like to support Design Learning Challenge 2012, please contact
Doris Wells-Papanek at email@example.com. In-kind and/or monetary donations are very much appreciated!
Who Can Participate in the Design Learning Challenge?
Learning Challenge Teams (2-4 art and/or design college students) will collaborate with a K-12 educator and their students, along with being guided by a local mentor. The
goal is to have fun, learn new ways of thinking and designing, and facilitate a
learning process that results in understanding design.
you are a senior, team up with like-minded students to embed a slice of your
thesis. The goal is to create a meaningful connection with your K-12 educator and students. You will co-create and develop a project within one of
the three broad categories: Design Day Event, Targeted Design Project, or Industrial Design Awareness Campaign.
you are a sophomore or junior, all are encouraged to invest in a new or
existing concept to study – as long as the project aligns with one of the three
- Final submissions are due May 15, 2012. Ongoing milestones and deadlines are posted on the project website: www.designlearning.us
How Do Participants Sign Up?
your team, create a Facebook page, and invite the Design Learning Challenge facilitator to
join no later than March 18, 2012. If requested, assistance will be
provided to connect you with a K-12 educator and students.
your mentor, dig into the Design Learning Challenge components, and submit your Draft
Goal Sheet (to be posted soon).
- For further information, please visit www.designlearning.us. Anything else? Contact DLC Facilitator, Doris Wells-Papanek at: firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the Options for Awards and Recognition?
industrial design firms and corporate offices will be asked to endorse and fund
awards of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive respectively:
$2,000, $1,000, $500.
- Winning teams will receive noteworthy recognition on IDSA's website. Your submissions will be judged by the best in industry and education.