Thank you for signing up with the AIGA Design Teaching Resource! We hope this site provides you with valuable resources and inspiration for your design classes and we are excited for you to become an active contributor to the Design Teaching Resource. Over the next several months the Design Educators Community Steering Committee (DEC) will be updating and adding to the site. In the meantime you can:

Create your profile

Let other educators know who you are. Enter your biography including institution affiliations and teaching interests. This information will be visible to other educators when they click on your name anywhere on the site. You can edit your profile (or even delete it) at anytime. View an example of an existing educator profile. You can create your profile here.

Post a project

Share your success stories! Your “one and done” projects provide valuable lessons too. This resource is intended for educators teaching design courses at all levels of design programs. Most of the information needed to post a project will come from the briefs you give your students. The only additional information you will need to provide is your “Project Reflections” (why this project was valuable, what you might do differently etc). None of this needs to be terribly long or detailed. As the owner of the posted project, you can edit or delete it at anytime. To see an existing project click here. Or post your projects!

Other useful pages on the design teaching resource


We’re collecting resources (many submitted by fellow educators) that will be useful for all aspects of teaching. If you need help writing a syllabus, running effective critiques, or are just looking for some publications on teaching, this section has loads of resources. We’re always adding to this page so feel free to share your favorite design education resources via email here.


See which educators have already posted projects. You might find someone who is interested in connecting about a class or collaborating on a project with you. Sort by institution or last name. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Tips on file formats and more.

Community Guidelines

Not sure how this site works? Review the community guidelines for etiquette and posting suggestions.  


Concept + Design: Annabelle Gould
Interaction Design: Alex Chang
Development: Dubberly Design Office
Moral Support: AIGA Design Educators Community Steering Committee

The production of the Design Teaching Resource was made in part by AIGA. Initial research and an early prototype (completed in 2013) was made possible by a Milliman Grant from the School of Art + Art History + Design at the University of Washington.

An enormous thank you goes to the following people who have provided invaluable support during the creation, development and production of this resource: Alex Chang, Cody Wackerman, Hugh Dubberly, Datyell Close, Karen Cheng, Matthew Mulder, Susan Campbell, Mike Fretto, Jon Cook, Joe Kohlmann, Francis Luu, and all the members of the Design Educator Community Steering Committee from 2013 to present.


info at teaching resource .aiga .org


This resource is NOT intended as a mandate for design educators. Every program has unique goals, curricular needs and administrative guidelines. The DTR does not assume or expect that each case study posted here will translate verbatim to another class or program. This site is intended to inspire, connect, prepare and engage design educators.