iF Design Marathon 2021

12 Days of Great Design

Watch this page on September 20, 2021 for new museum content for the international iF Design Marathon. As part of our participation, we are offering 20% off new memberships through September to iF Design Marathon followers.

We are excited to be the North American partner for the first iF Design Marathon, which will feature innovative design programming around the world from September 6-21, 2021 covering virtual panel discussions, digital content, and podcasts from Germany, China, Brazil, and more. Listen/watch new Design Museum Everywhere programs below. 

As part of our participation, we are also offering 20% off new memberships to iF Design Marathon followers through September.

Two Episodes of Design is Everywhere

Graphic for From the Archive: The Power of Story Episode

In this episode, Sam is joined by Jon Campbell, Head of Innovation Capability at EPAM Continuum, to learn about the value of storytelling in design. They chat about how designers convey stories to bring impactful designs and how storytelling is used in the prototyping phase. Later on in the show, they are joined by Debbie Millman, designer, author, educator, and the host of Design Matters. Debbie shares her earliest interview experiences and how her process has changed over the years. Together, they discuss how podcasting has evolved and why design matters to them. 

Graphic for A New Form of Design Firm for Startups

In this week’s episode, we learn more about a new type of design firm for startups. Sam is joined by Bret Recor, the Founder and Creative Director of award-winning design agency Box Clever. Bret chats about the process of this new hybrid model where Box Clever actually takes a stake in the companies that they work with, which allows them to be more of a partner to these companies. He shares more on how this approach looks different from the “Design for Hire” model. Later on in the show, they are joined by Jamison Pereira, Co-founder of Eddi, a new startup that is launching a sustainable soap dispenser for the modern home. Together they chat about collaborating during lockdown and the power of good design.

New Design Museum LIVE Recording

Disruptive Design: Work-life balance in a hybrid environment: a recording of a panel discussion with Sheena Collier, CEO & Founder of The Collier Connection (TCC); Jon Levy, Behavioral Scientist, Author, and Founder of The Influencers; Dimitrios Lagias, Partner in the Seattle office of The Boston Consulting Group. The discussion was moderated by Tom Di Lillo, Regional Sales Manager, New England at Steelcase.

Discounted Memberships through September

We are offering 20% off memberships (individual, dual, and friend levels) through September to iF Design Marathon followers.
Members receive subscriptions to Design Museum Magazine, free tickets to LIVE virtual events, invitations to member-only receptions, and more.

MEMBERSHIP (20% off through September for iF Design Marathon)

Why join?

  • Subscription to Design Museum Magazine
  • Daily design inspiration
  • Invitations to member-only exhibition opening receptions
  • Free tickets to LIVE virtual events
  • Professional Development
  • Be part of an international design community that supports design impact around the world
  • Discounts on special events like our annual Summits & Galas

Terms & Conditions

All Design Museum memberships, regardless of payment frequency, are annual-based and automatically recurring. Note: if you cancel before the full 12 months or 4 quarters you’ll automatically be charged the balance of the annual membership.

Individual Membership (normally $60/year; $48 with discount)
Receive 1 Membership Card with all of the above benefits
Dual Membership (normally $95/year; $76 with discount)
Receive 2 Membership Cards with all of the above benefits
Friend Membership (normally $250/year; $20 with discount)
Receive 2 Membership Cards with all of the above benefits plus:
Design Museum swag: T-Shirt & Tote Bag
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