Kathryn Rulien-Bareis and Johanna Peterson
What is the Visioneer Design Challenge?The Visioneer Design Challenge is a statewide learning program and competition for high school and middle school students interested in design arts connecting with professional designers in each field. Eleven Challenges have been developed by professional designers. These challenges cover design in everyday things, design of spaces and places, design for communication and information and design for human interaction.
What is the approach to this competition?
Teachers may take varied approaches to this competition, such as: 1. Use the twelve Design Challenges as the design curriculum for the year for all students and let the students decide who will compete at the state level. 2. Create a team comprised of 12 students plus 6 alternates. Have one student per each of the twelve Design Challenge choices or have students select their own even if other students in your group are also choosing the same one. The alternates are used in case a student/s would be unable to go to the state event. 3. Have small teams of two or three in areas such as Game Design, Videography, or challenges that a student would feel more comfortable competing in, especially younger students. 4. Have students participate in some of the events, but not all. 5. Bring students to observe this event as a learning experience for the first year.
Note: A student may compete in only one design area.
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