Design through Evolution: From start to finish, students at Thurgood Marshall Academic High School experimented with many different materials-looking for the perfect fit for their individual pieces. Examples of materials were: plywood, mapel veneer, and paint.

The History of iDo:

In 2003, SFSU launched an innovative and exciting design outreach program staffed by graduate students and delivered to high school students called iDo.

iDo provides high school students, free of charge, with a hands-on introduction to design methodologies. This program is crucial for incubating the next generation of creative thinkers and employees for the design industry. The program has successfully launched at selected public high schools: Abraham Lincoln High School, Academy of Arts &Science, The School for the Arts and Thurgood Marshall Academic High School.

Professor Martin Linder launched the iDo program at SFSU as a direct response to the lack of design courses offered in public high schools in and around the Bay Area. Most high school students in San Francisco have not been exposed to design or its methodologies. Consequently, most students are unaware of potential careers within the design field. Furthermore, even those students with a familiarity and interest in design lack the knowledge and know how to create a portfolio, one of the essential requirements for art school admission. With the implementation of a Master Plan for the Arts in the San Francisco Unified School District-programs like iDo are in high demand.

iDo:Industrial Design Outreach | Fine Arts Building 419 | 1600 Holloway Avenue San Francisco, CA 94132