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Design Around Town

Science City at Home

Design Around Town: An Activity Book 

Design Around Town: An Activity Book serves as a fun, interactive introduction to design through storytelling. It follows 13-year-old Sofia as she travels around her hometown, noticing design everywhere she goes. Throughout her travels, users of the book will get to help Sofia try out a variety of design disciplines, from graphic design to transportation design.  

Through the book, we learn that design can tell stories about us, our culture, our families, and our cities. Through design, we can work with our communities to build a more joyful and equitable future.

The book is available for free in English and Spanish.

Download a PDF of the full book in English (10 MB).

Download a PDF of the full book in Spanish (10 MB).


Design Around Town: An Activity Book
Copyright © 2021 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Published by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum