Design Challenges

Young Change Agents runs design thinking challenges for young people that focus on a specific theme and take students through empathy, ideation, validation and prototyping. In these programs we work with partners or schools to select a challenge that we share with students. Students then explore the problem, conduct empathy interviews and develop, validate, prototype and pitch a solution.

We also run quarterly nation-wide design challenges that young people can enter as individuals or with a team. You can click the button below to see which challenges are running at the moment! 

We can work with organisations to design challenge themes that align with areas where they’d like to get student perspectives and ideas.

Some of the topics we’ve run challenges on include:

  • How might we help people impacted by Coronavirus now and in the future?
  • How might we increase responsible production and consumption of resources?
  • How might innovate the fashion industry to transform the way we create, purchase and use fashion?
  • How might we innovate the food we consume?


Check out challenges

Watch the video below to get a recap of the recent nation-wide design challenges we ran on the Future of Fashion: