Make a Difference Project

Can interior design students use creativity to make daily existence better for their community?

The Interior Design Educator's Council Social Responsibility Network is proud to sponsor a project inspired by Bryan Bell, founder of Design Corps, a non-profit group dedicated to world betterment through design.

Since 2007, hundreds of students have completed over 250 projects in numerous states serving the needs of local non-profi ts, individuals or incubating ideas for future development. The MAD project provides opportunities for team work, exposure to non-profits, client interaction and often, problem identifi cation.The idea is simple, but potentially profound.

  1. Have your interior design students find a real-life problem in the community
    (encourage them to get off campus) that could be made better through a design of some kind.
  2. Have them create and install a small, meaningful design solution, either temporary or permanent.
  3. The students then observe what happens when people encounter and use their environmental idea.

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All projects submitted will be featured on this page of the IDEC website and the work will be
exhibited at the IDEC 2013 Annual Conference in Indianapolis, IN | February 17 - 19, 2013


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