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Season 7

Welcome to DIDI Project Design Space
We are excited to be embarking on this journey with you. On this site you will find supplemental resources and information about DIDI Project Design Space and design in general.

Introduction to Project Design Space Video

Session Resources

  • Teacher Training Workshops
    • 22 November 2022: In-person Program Orientation at DIDI (Option A)* (4:30 – 7:30pm)
    • 24 November 2022: In-person Program Orientation at DIDI (Option B) (4:30 – 7:30pm)
    • 5 December 2022: Online Program Orientation (Option C) (3:30 – 6:30pm)
    • 12 January 2023: How to Teach Research** (4:30 – 6pm)
    • 2 February 2023: How to Teach Ideation (4:30 – 6pm)
    • 3 March 2023: How to Teach Prototyping (4:30 – 6pm)
    • 20 March 2023: How to Teach Pitching (4:30 – 6pm)

    *Teachers are only required to attend one Program Orientation workshop.

    **The How to Teach workshop series will be recorded for teachers who cannot attend the live sessions.

  • Student Design Jams with DIDI Faculty
    • January 2023: Research Design Jam (4 – 5:30pm)
    • February 2023: Ideation Design Jam (4 – 5:30pm)
    • March 2023: Prototyping Design Jam (4 – 5:30pm)
    • March 2023: Pitching Design Jam (4 – 5:30pm)
  • Competition Events
    • 15 April 2023: Submission Deadline (11:59pm)
    • 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 May 2023: Virtual Boot Camp* (4:00 – 6:30pm)
    • (COMING SOON): In-person Finals Events (3:30 – 6pm)

    *The top eight teams per challenge will be invited to attend one Boot Camp and one Finals Event.

  • Design Solution Submissions

     

    Submit your video through the following link:
    2022-2023 Solution Submission Form

    For submission guidelines, review the following document:
    DIDI Project Design Space 2022-2023 – Submission Guidelines – (COMING SOON)
  • Final Video Submission COM
    Information Packet for Finalists
    Everything that Finalists need to know can be found in this information packet – (COMING SOON)

    Deadline for Video Submission
    • (COMING SOON)


    Finals Events Dates
    Finals will take place at the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. International schools (outside the United Arab Emirates) will be able to participate via Live Telecast. Finalists will receive an invitation (with link) to the Live Telecast one week prior to the event.
    • (COMING SOON)
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Design Careers

 

Design and Industry Information

Glimpses into the Processes that Professional Designer Use

These videos provide a view into an architecture studio. Take note of how the critiques are managed and how the students present their work visually. Students’ work is self-directed, and they support each other in completing projects.

In this lecture, a designer discusses the human centered design process that her team used to redesign a school cafeteria to reduce food waste.

This documentary depicts Frank Gehry’s design process.



Resources for Pitching

Consider showing these videos in the third session, or email them to students as resources to help them prepare their video pitches.



The MENA Design Education Outlook

This is a summary of the report upon which the idea for DIDI Project Design Space was based.