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There’s finally a place for you to practice the design process firsthand. Show off your design skills, develop a portfolio of work, earn digital badges and get feedback from peers, teachers and design professionals. Work on projects through a school or tackle challenges on your own knowing there’s a whole network of designers on DiscoverDesign to support you.

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Use DiscoverDesign to guide students to solve problems using design thinking and 21st-century learning skills. Assign existing challenges to students or create your own challenges. At each step of the design process, students post original photos, research, drawings, models or video artifacts. The website serves as a “town square” where students can be inspired, learn from peers and get feedback from design professionals. DiscoverDesign is ideal for use in career and technical education classes and STEM courses. Arts and humanities teachers also find DiscoverDesign to be rigorous and relevant for cross-disciplinary and project-based learning.

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Encourage the next generation of designers. Architecture, engineering and design professionals can volunteer as online mentors to provide feedback, jury competitions and help motivate design thinking through comments and discussion with students and teachers. Insight from design professionals helps guide students toward a real world understanding of design concepts and assists in producing work that teens can add to a portfolio.

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