Design Institute

Participants in the PDP attend one of the Design Institutes offered in April and May, based upon the region of their teaching venue. Design Institutes include a substantial amount of time (~8 hours) in which teams work on their designs, in consultation with PDP staff instructors. Design time is broken up by sessions to guide teams and stimulate new ideas, and there are team-led activities (PDP “design tools”) that help teams in targeted areas of the design process.

Dates, locations and timing for the 2016 PDP Design Institutes are below:

Toronto Design Institute
April 10 – 12, 2016

Begins: Sunday, April 10, 2:00 PM
Ends: Tuesday, April 11, 1:30 PM (Design Team Leaders stay until 2:30PM) 
Location: Dunlap Institute, University of Toronto

Santa Cruz Design Institute
April 15 – 17, 2016

Begins: Friday, April 15, 2:00 PM
Ends: Sunday, April 17, 1:30 PM (Design Team Leaders stay until 2:30PM)
Location: University Center, on UCSC campus
University of California, Santa Cruz

Hawaii Design Institute
May 13 – 15, 2016

Begins: Friday, May 13, 3:00 PM
Ends: Sunday, May 15, 4:00 PM (Design Team Leaders stay until 5:00PM)
Location: Waikaloa Marriott
Big Island, Hawaii