Learn By Design

Learn by Design elevates groundbreaking work in the design of physical learning environments and how it impacts pedagogy and learning outcomes.


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Photo by Hans Watson.

Photo by Hans Watson.

2019 Learn by Design Finalists - Elizabeth Mulkerrin

The competition was very exciting! The whole process was definitely a learning process for me. I learned how to take a 60 minute presentation and make it 5 minutes.

Elizabeth Mulkerrin

2019 Learn by Design - Armando Manalo

The SXSW EDU Learn By Design competition provided an exceptional forum for showcasing our project to a broader community of like-minded peers working at the intersection of education, architecture, and digital media.

Armando Manalo
2019 Learn by Design Finalists / LabVenture

About Learn by Design

 

Learn by Design elevates groundbreaking work in the design of physical learning environments and how it impacts pedagogy and learning outcomes.

The competition celebrates the collaboration of designers and educators in the pursuit of design-based solutions to challenges within education through the use of physical space.

From classrooms and libraries to museums, special exhibitions, and more, the physical environments where teaching and learning occur are transformative tools to elevate learning outcomes. The competition is dedicated to showcasing imaginative and impactful designs of education spaces.

Selected finalists will present their projects in the live pitch event before a panel of educators, designers, early adopters, as well as SXSW EDU attendees, March 9-12, 2020.

Additionally, finalists and attendees will have ample opportunities to connect through spotlights, socials, and other events during SXSW EDU.

For frequently asked questions and answers, check out the Learn by Design FAQ.

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Learn by Design History

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