youDESIGN Contest Description

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The youDESIGN contest is now closed but you can still use the youDESIGN activity and send your design as an e-card.

What is youDESIGN?
The Museum of Modern Art youDESIGN contest encourages creativity and problem solving while drawing inspiration from the work of the artist Vito Acconci, who is interviewed by a group of teens in the feature Good Guys Wear Black.

This is your chance to change a school!
A high school lobby needs to be redesigned. While the lobby is one of the busiest places in the school, it is currently dull and unwelcoming. Your challenge is to redesign the lobby so that it will serve practical functions, create an exciting first impression for visitors, and become an area where students like to hang out. You can even choose the environment where the school is located. Experiment and be creative!

Your lobby design must include the following three features:

  1. A check-in area for visitors
  2. A place for students to relax, study, or socialize between classes
  3. A way to display the school's daily announcements

Written Descriptions
The final step of the competition is to describe your lobby design. All text must be in English with a minimum of 250 words, but not more than 500.

You will need to explain how you handled the required features (the check-in area, student seating, and announcement display), and also describe the other design elements of your lobby and why you made the choices that you did. When writing your description you should think about how you envision people using the space and what you hope people will experience when in your lobby.

The youDESIGN Activity Post-Contest
The youDESIGN contest is now closed but you can still use the youDESIGN activity and send your design as an e-card.

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