Design Your World
Design Your World - Design your own room!

Design your own room!

A floorplan is a diagram of a room showing a view from above. Print this page, color the furniture and items for your room, and arrange them on your floorplan! Don't forget to color the flooring in the room or draw a colorful rug!
"Kids who had never had power over anything in their lives all of a sudden had the power to create "better" for themselves. Getting to "better" - That's what design does... for everyone."
Cheryl S. Durst CEO of IIDA

Hear from the Authors

We wrote a children’s book.

Today is a special day as Imagine a Place is launching its first children's book, "Design Your World."

This heartwarming book shares the mission of IIDA's pipeline program of the same name (Design Your World), which aims to educate and inspire kids to see design as an accessible tool for both life and career, and to make a positive impact on the world. A portion of the proceeds from each book directly supports IIDA's Design Your World program.

On today's episode, we feature co-author Maria VanDeman, who is known for advocating for diversity and inclusion in the design profession, and the talented illustrator, Kenize Leon Perry, one of Miami's favorite artists and designers. Together, we discuss the inspiration, purpose, and goals of this book and the importance of sharing its story.

We hope you enjoy today's episode and join us in supporting this important initiative and sharing the book with young readers in your life.

Design Your World Program

IIDA's Design Your World Program

For a second year, OFS is presenting sponsor of IIDA’s Design Your World, an education initiative to advance equity in design. The program was created to provide early exposure to the value of design and helps bridge the disparities BIPOC students face when determining their education and career path.
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Design Your World

Join Serena on her journey of self-discovery as she learns to create warm and happy spaces, and discovers the power of taking control through design. This heartwarming children's book is a reminder that we all have the power to design our own lives, and that even the smallest choices can make a big difference.