Getting Started

Thank you for visiting DiscoverDesign!

Created by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, DiscoverDesign is a free online learning tool for teens to explore design, solve design challenges, and gain skills through badges. Students can share their ideas, get feedback, and connect to a community of other teens, teachers, and design professionals around the world.

Teachers have access to materials on design thinking and problem solving through design challenges. Mentors help motivate and direct teens’ design thinking through comments and discussion. Insight from Architecture, Construction, Engineering, and Design (ACED) professionals helps guide teens towards real world understanding of design concepts, career goals, and assists in producing better, more professional works that teens can add to a portfolio.

Please select one of the categories below for more information on how to get started with DiscoverDesign.

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