A Fun & Exciting Summer Camp That Has Students Designing and Building Real Apps For People In Need!

join 100+ other students from all over the world participate in our award winning STEM summer program that has students design and build real solutions For people with disabilities.

100% FREE QUALIFICATION PROCESS


2 WEEK ONLINE PROGRAM

Monday - Friday June 13-24, 2022
9:00AM - 2:00PM PST
12PM - 5:00PM EST


Design EXPO TIME

Saturday, June 25
10:00AM PST/12:00PM EST


What’s Included In Design The Future:



40+ hours of guidance and mentorship by professional designers and experts with high-energy speakers in the areas of health, mobility design, assistive technology, autonomous living and entrepreneurship.




Experience designing and learning skills to build a functional app, creating immersive understanding of UX and UI design methods (a high-demand career path).






Life-changing insights from project partners about living with their daily troubles and the importance of human-centered products. PLUS, the chance to solve a real problem that negatively impacts your project partner's life.

Past
Student
Work:

Past
Student
Work:



Sodium Saver

Team Members: Sarah Hale, Ryan Wang, Anu Thakur, Dar Daniel, Sanghee Jun, Conner Richardson, Steven Snell

Purpose: An accessible diet tracking app that allows those with Meniere’s disease and visual impairments to track their sodium intake.



DAYBOOK

Team Members: Donna Fox, Welton Wang, Diya Bengani, Neil Gadagkar, Hedy Friedman, Anushi Mandelecha

Purpose: An App that enables those with rheumatoid arthritis or limited range of motion in their digits to organize their events clearly and comfortably.



ABBYAPP

Team Members: Abigayil Tamara, Justin Yim, Vivek Atmuri, Ruth Stirrup, Susan Chen, Cody Brown, Aanya Kutty

Purpose: An App that helps those with bipolar disorder and a strict diet to track their nutrient intake, and maintain a consistent and reliable schedule to not only improve their macular degeneration but also for her overall health.



ACCESS

Team Members: Erin, Ethan, Liliane, Quincy, Josh, Maya, Caitly

Purpose: An App that enables those with physical impairments to log and give personal ratings to buildings near them. They can then refer back to their ratings to recall which buildings are most accessible.


TESTIMONIALS

Aaditya Pore

“The week I spent at the Design The Future summer camp was one of the most professionally motivating experiences I've had all throughout high school.” 

Anika Jena

“While attending Design The Future last summer, I learned design thinking from awesome coaches and got to know like-minded teens from across the nation.” 






















Meet Durell:

Meet Durell Coleman, an award-winning social impact designer and CEO of DC Design. After becoming a two time alumnus of Stanford University and its famous Institute of Design, Durell began working with international non-profits, foundations, governments and small businesses to develop solutions to complex social problems…

Receiving the Jefferson Award For Public Service after redesigning aspects of the foster care system, developing new approaches to criminal justice reform, reimagining healthcare service models, creating apps that connect communities, and developing new educational models for the 21st century.

The Ideal College Applicant For Ivy League Schools & Top Universities:

  • The strongest applicants display leadership, dedication, and genuine interest in their chosen field.
  • Admissions officers look for students who have chosen a clear path, spent time in the pursuit, encountered obstacles, overcame them, and reached success.












Meet Durell:

Meet Durell Coleman, an award-winning social impact designer and CEO of DC Design. After becoming a two time alumnus of Stanford University and its famous Institute of Design, Durell began working with international non-profits, foundations, governments and small businesses to develop solutions to complex social problems…

Receiving the Jefferson Award For Public Service after redesigning aspects of the foster care system, developing new approaches to criminal justice reform, reimagining healthcare service models, creating apps that connect communities, and developing new educational models for the 21st century.

The Ideal College Applicant For Ivy League Schools & Top Universities:

  • The strongest applicants display leadership, dedication, and genuine interest in their chosen field.
  • Admissions officers look for students who have chosen a clear path, spent time in the pursuit, encountered obstacles, overcame them, and reached success.


  • This program prepares you using human-centered design.
  • Human-Centered Design is based on a philosophy that empowers an individual to design products, services, systems, and experiences that address the core needs of those who are experiencing a problem.
  • It has been championed by Nobel Prize laureate Herbert Simon, developed and taught by the Stanford University Design School to create effective and impactful solutions to challenges that are concentrated with a small group of people and those that are systemic.
  • The model we use for our problem-solving approach requires you to do the following:
  • Empathize
  • Define a Systemic Problem
  • Ideate / Work Well With a Team
  • ​Prototype / Design, Code, Engineer
  • ​Test & Iterate / Identify Flaws & Remain Unbiased






Preparing For
University With
DC Design:

Preparing For
University With
DC Design:

  • This program prepares you using human-centered design.
  • Human-Centered Design is based on a philosophy that empowers an individual to design products, services, systems, and experiences that address the core needs of those who are experiencing a problem.
  • It has been championed by Nobel Prize laureate Herbert Simon, developed and taught by the Stanford University Design School to create effective and impactful solutions to challenges that are concentrated with a small group of people and those that are systemic.
  • The model we use for our problem-solving approach requires you to do the following:
  • Empathize
  • Define a Systemic Problem
  • Ideate / Work Well With a Team
  • ​Prototype / Design, Code, Engineer
  • ​Test & Iterate / Identify Flaws & Remain Unbiased

Our Mission:

To advance the well-being of all people by developing curriculums, strategies, products, and services that benefit those most negatively affected by flaws in America’s social systems.

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