Learn by Design

SXSWedu 2016 photo by Cris Dewitt

SHPLearn by Design, hosted by SHP, is a new program focused on the design of physical learning spaces and how they have the potential to impact learning outcomes. The program is centered around a design competition showcasing projects in three distinct categories that all address the creation and implementation of physical learning spaces. In the context of SXSWedu, Learn by Design encourages designers and educators to work together to discover design-based solutions to challenges within education.

Check out the Learn by Design FAQ for a listing of frequently asked questions and answers about the competition.

Application Timeline

October 13, 2016 Learn by Design Application Opens
November 20, 2016 Learn by Design Application Closes

Eligibility Requirements

The Learn by Design competition is open to all projects that revolve around physical space and have the potential to impact learning. Instructional strategies and curriculum, including design-thinking techniques, will not be considered as part of this competition unless they apply to the creation or implementation of experiential design within a physical learning environment.

Competition Categories:

  • Experiential - Projects that enhance or create an interactive learning environment.
  • Conceptual - Projects that do not yet exist in a physical form.
  • Physical - Projects that have moved past the conceptual phase and now exist.

For questions or more information about the Learn by Design competition, contact programming@sxswedu.com.

SXSWedu 2016 photo by Cris Dewitt.