Helping children and young people become design thinkers
Ambition
We believe that the future needs people-centred designers to help make the world a better place.

We want to nurture empathy, collaboration, and problem-solving skills in children and young people everywhere.

The journey so far
We've created tactile, activity-filled workbooks and worksheets. The structure is based on the d.school Design Thinking process.

We've piloted projects at an after school club. We've partnered with CoderDojo to deliver app design and prototyping activities, and with the Institute of Imagination, where we mixed Lego with Design Thinking to help children build user-centred spaces.

We have lots of plans, including developing a Design Thinking curriculum, to underpin everything.

Pilot projects
After school club
Delivered for an hour a week over 12 weeks. This was an after school club pilot at Flora Gardens Primary School in Hammersmith, London.

10-11 year-olds worked through Design Thinking projects, prototyping mobile apps and spaces.

Notes on the Design Club after school pilot
Workshops with CoderDojo
Delivered workshops at a girls-only CoderDojo at Ada College, and a two-day event hosted by University College London (UCL) at Base KX.

7-17 year-olds designed and prototyped helpful mobile apps using Marvel App.

Notes on Design Club at Ada College CoderDojo

Workshop at the Institute of Imagination
Delivered an all-day workshop for Lab Live: Metropolis, a family-friendly event held in Lambeth, London.

7-11 year-olds imagined and prototyped user-centred spaces, built using Lego.

Notes on Design Club at Lab Live: Metropolis

What we need
This is the start of our journey. We need generous souls to help make an impact.

We need pioneering volunteers, eager to help shape Design Club and run workshops or their own after school club. We're keen to speak with teachers and education experts, willing to offer advice. And of course, we'd love to speak with anyone interested in supporting Design Club as a funder or partner.

The plan is to set up as a nonprofit or a community interest company (CIC). We're exploring the options.

Help Design Club make an impact

Partners