Design Lab

Aug 2nd - Aug 6th 2021 | San Francisco Bay Area Edition

Make a difference, one design challenge at a time.

You are

a high school incoming sophomore, junior, senior, or graduating senior

a Social Engineering Project student

• live in the San Francisco Bay Area or nearby area

curious about the world

hungry to make things better

looking to turn your ideas into reality

Ready to start solving problems?

At the Youth Design Lab, you’ll spend an entire week tackling design challenges with your peers. You’ll work shoulder-to-shoulder with engineers, data scientists, design researchers, writers, and graphic designers.

You’ll learn how to

- gather inspiration from your community

- brainstorm ideas

- prototype ideas into reality

- gain support for your ideas through storytelling

So what?

You can use the prototyping and problem-solving methods you learn in your own communities and throughout your entire career. And IDEO Youth Design Lab looks really good on your resume and college applications.

→ IDEO Youth Design Lab is virtual & FREE

→ Snacks and food is provided - we will issue food delivery service gift cards

But what’s TSEP?

The Social Engineering Project, Inc. ("TSEP") is an Oakland based, 501(c)(3) tax exempt social impact venture with Stanford University designed to address the lack of diversity in the tech industry through STEM pipeline programs for Black and Brown students of color that lead to technical career pathways.

But what’s IDEO?

IDEO is a global design firm committed to making positive impact through design. We work with companies and institutions like Google, Ford, Spotify, and Stanford. We’ve designed all kinds of products and services from the very first Apple mouse to an online pharmacy service that Amazon bought for $1 billion. How do we do it? By using the same process you’ll learn at the Youth Design Lab!

Come be a changemaker with us. 🎉

A link to the application can be found below. 🚨APPLICATIONS CLOSE (EXTENDED DEADLINE) Friday May 21st at 11:59pm PDT 🚨


Collaboration is key to design, here students work together to paint a story

Everyday household materials like play dough are get tools to help make your ideas real

A 2019 youth designer uses household supplies to create an experiment, known as a prototype in the design industry

Watch our 2019 Design Camp video to learn more.

Ready to be a Changemaker?