Design Discovery Youth (DDY) is a three-week in-person program that takes place at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) in Cambridge, MA and engages an audience of Boston area high school students, rising sophomore to senior year in age, who are interested in learning about what design is, its media and methods, and the scales it involves.  The program explores how to translate participants’ varied and valuable observations of the world into the spatial and visual language of design.  Students are taught by Harvard GSD faculty and masters degree program graduates in addition to interacting with a diverse community of Boston area design talent and agencies.

Participants receive a program certificate, student evaluation, and produce a draft portfolio of design work that can be shared with design programs or professionals in pursuit of additional forms of design education and internship experiences to follow.

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