Industrial Designers work to make the objects in our lives more usable. We design for people, solving important problems with unexpected solutions. Draw or build a prototype chair. It’s nice if the chair looks great, even better if it’s comfortable to sit in – that’s Ergonomics!
A big part of an industrial designer’s job is making a product sustainable. Where do your materials come from and where they will end up after the product’s life is over? Make a product that is more energy efficient and build it using green and recycled materials.
A DIYer who goes by the named of Ogel (“Lego” spelled backwards) recreated the original “splash page” illustration we did when we first launched DIY…entirely out of duct tape. When asked how long it took him to create this scene, he responds: ”This took me about 25 hours over the course of 3 weeks. Thanks everyone!”
Architects design buildings and structures. We try to design around people and their needs, but we need to know about the materials too. Our buildings must stand against the forces of nature, so we’re very meticulous. Get started on any of these 13 challenges and design beautiful and functional structures.
Urban Designers shape cities and towns into great places that feel alive. We decide how bike lanes, building heights, parking, trees, paths, and sidewalks will all come together to create our urban environment. Get started on any of these 14 challenges and revitalize your town.