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DesignEd K12 is an AIGA initiative to inspire and sustain design education programs for elementary, middle and high school students.
The AIGA members involved in DesignEd K12 aim to instill creative confidence and a design thinking mindset at a young age through hands-on experiences in creative problem solving. Design thinking is a methodology that helps children ask big questions, explore diverse solutions and work together to shape new outcomes that change the world bit by bit.
We believe that design thinking is not just for designers. It is for firemen, scientists, astronauts, doctors, teachers, mathematicians and cowboys, too. In other words, we are not teaching kids design just to create future designers. We teach design to kids because the ability to see the unseen, forge unchartered paths, stretch one’s imagination and create beauty is truly powerful—no matter what kids choose to be when they grow up.
We aim to connect designers with educators and students, make visible your efforts, motivate you with real-life success stories and provide relevant resources.
We’re seeking case studies from all corners of the country—stories of how you’ve brought design to K12 students in your local community. If you have a K12 design education story to share, let us know.
Many AIGA chapters are
actively involved in design education and mentoring projects. Contact your local chapter to learn more!
by Dave Copestakes and Gigi McGee
For these workshops, graphic design students from local colleges were paired with
children ages 8 t...
by Karen Kurycki
This mentoring program in Jacksonville, Florida pairs high school students who have
expressed an in...
by Ruth Lozner
Design methodologies add value to the visual arts curriculum by teaching the practical and purposefu...
by Craig Steen
This high school design studio teaches students to use the creative process as a
by Jessa Wilcoxen
Design can be a foreign concept to young students in rural
Illinois. The goal of these workshops wa...
is AIGA’s initiative to encourage members and chapters to become involved with
local schools and school districts to improve understanding of design practices
among young people, and to encourage the use of these practices as problem-solving
Section: About AIGA -
AIGA Insight, K-12, mentoring, education
Through AIGA, the professional
association for design, educators have opportunities to learn new
skills, develop design curriculum, get advice on
pressing questions and hear insights from peers.
Section: Tools and Resources -
Evenson Design Group
The 10 Building Blocks of Design Studio Culture
Posted by David Sherwin
6 days ago from
Blogs | design mind
Paper Forms: Li Hongbo
May 17, 2013
User Experience DesignerFiserv
Hillsboro, OregonApril 19 2013