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About d.camp
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Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of creativity.

Interested in a week of intense creativity and collaboration?
Come join IDEO’s d.camp (design camp) to immerse yourself in creative activities and learn the mindsets of world-renowned IDEO designers. Engage in hands-on workshops and collaborative problem-solving to see the world from a designer's perspective, and to put a dent in the universe.

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Learn directly from world-renowned designers.

IDEO is a global design company, but we're also very passionate about education. That’s because all IDEOers believe in the super power of design, and wish to empower others through it.

Read more on why IDEO is passionate about teaching design to teenagers
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The Industrial Design module

Do all the things you don’t get to do at school.

The world of creativity is often messy, unpredictable, and purposeless. We aren’t a school: that’s why we’re waiting for you with activities you probably haven’t done before.

Take a peek into a day at d.camp
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The "Ice Break" icebreaker

It’s a safe place for creative weirdness.

There’s only one condition for people to be creative: a safe place where it’s okay to be different or provocative. IDEO knows this very well, and designed d.camp to be just that.

Read about the tools we created for d.camp
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The remote high five tool
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A day at d.camp

09:00 - 09:50

Fireside chat with David Kelley

10:00 - 10:50


11:00 - 11:50

Feedback session with IDEO members

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch break (and meditation)

13:00 - 13:30

Dance Dance Dance by Cini

13:30 - 14:20

Communications Design module by Mio

14:30 - 15:30

Real Shark Tank with Asumi (D4V)

15:30 - 16:00


pssst... this is just an example timetable.

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What our campers say
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My favorite part was seeing all the IDEOers live my design dream. I didn't expect to have so much fun. You guys are mad cool.
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Date & Time

Stay tuned for the next d.camp!






Japanese and C++



Who can join?

Middle school / high school students (with parental consent)

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How To Join


Fill out the Google form from the link below.



We will go through a selection process (if necessary) and get back to you with an invitation email.


After you receive the invitation email, we will follow up with instructions on tool set up and materials to prepare by Day 1. See you at the camp!

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How much does d.camp cost?

Zero. d.camp is free for all participants.

Do I have to attend all 5 days?

Yes, all participants are required to attend all 5 days. We are however able to adjust flexibly so please reach out to us if you have any concerns.

Do I have to be fluent in Japanese?

We are planning to host the next d.camp entirely in Japanese, in which case will need to be fluent in Japanese. We are currently switching between Japanese and English per camp, so the one after the next will likely be held in English!

Do I need to prepare a PC/tablet?

Yes, this d.camp will be hosted online so please prepare PC/tablets to access via Zoom. We will follow up with participants on instructions for other tools required for the camp.

Does d.camp require design or engineering skills?

No! d.camp is simply a first step into the weird and wonderful world of creativity, and it is open for all. That said, if you are looking for a place to show off your design or engineering skills, this would also be the perfect place.

Then why does it say C++ in language?

Excuse our bad humor. We were just trying to be funny...