BUILD Design Challenge

What are BUILD Design Challenges?
Students use the Design Thinking process to solve a problem, with the ultimate goal to launch a product, service, or campaign. The Design Thinking process is centered within a Human-Centered Design Framework and allows youth to actively practice using an entrepreneurial mindset.

Each Design Challenge will solve a different problem. For example, in the COVID-19 Design Challenge (2020-21), students answered: How might we help people thrive mentally and physically in the midst of COVID-19?

BUILD’s new Design Challenge question for Fall 2021 is…

How might we build powerful, thriving communities where everyone enjoys safety, wellness, and economic freedom?

Resources to Implement the Design Challenge

Better Understand Design Thinking

Design Thinking Straight from the Source

Check out this overview of the design thinking method from the d.school (a.k.a. Institute of Design at Stanford, original authors of the design thinking concept). 



1. iPhone, iPad, Zoom and Loom are all choices of recording tools for their video presentation 
2. Record with both students and their presentation in view
3. Record horizontally for the best view of the students and their presentation
4. Follow Presentation Diagram to the Right


- Make eye contact with the camera
- Notecards may be used as cue cards
•Pro Tip: Notecards should avoid having a full script
- Even when you are not speaking, don’t forget the camera is still recording!
•Be aware of your body language while you and your business partners are speaking
- Everyone has an opportunity to speak
- Professional dress is encouraged
- Practice makes perfect
•Practice how you will transition from each speaker
•Project your voice when you speak​

Follow positioning format Above

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