Claudia B. Rébola, Kevin Shankwiler
Georgia Institute of Technology
Awareness of the industrial design discipline among high school students still remains compromised. Even though efforts are made, they are understating the scope and broadness of industrial design. Real life experiences and the opportunity of practicing design with experts in the field can have a significant impact not only educating high school students but preparing them to respond to the needs of the profession. This publication discuss outreach initiatives undertaken to educate high school students about the industrial design profession. Moreover, it discusses the role of the Industrial Designers Society of America for academic and professional designers for getting involved in the K-12 educational system.