Design is a multi-purpose tool, capable of addressing a range of needs in learning.

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COMMUNICATIONS
DESIGN

A clearly articulated story is a symbol of an educational organization’s philosophy and beliefs. It broadcasts one’s mission, vision, and values to compatible parents, students, and staff, and helps families understand the educational organization’s unique qualities. PlusUs helps educational organizations communicate clearly to their audiences through a variety of digital and analog methods that make a statement, tell a persuasive story, and encourage action.

EXAMPLES

Identity systems, brand guidelines, viewbooks, admissions materials, fundraising materials, reports, magazines, website design, UX/UI, front-end development, mobile development, user research, communications strategy

INSTRUCTIONAL
DESIGN

Instructional design is the creation of materials and experiences used to help people learn more effectively. They may be physical, digital, or both. Our instructional designs are learner-centered, driven by inquiry, and make meaningful connections to national or state standards.

EXAMPLES

Curriculum toolkits, workshops, professional development, educational outreach programs, assessment mechanisms, learning products

ENVIRONMENT
DESIGN

The design of a learning environment has a significant impact, either positive or negative, on the learning that occurs within it. Therefore, every learning space must be carefully considered to ensure it is effectively supporting and extending good pedagogy. PlusUs helps clients create spaces that are student-centered, stimulating, and adaptable for a range of use cases and users. We are experts at capturing the needs of your teachers, students, families, administrators, and staff to inform the design.

EXAMPLES

Classroom renovations, library renovations, makerspaces, communal space renovations, physical space improvement audits, environmental graphics, signage, wayfinding

Our process is based in design thinking, a human-centered approach to problem solving.

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UNDERSTAND
Who are you?

PlusUs learns about you and your users through research and empathy.

DEFINE
What do you need?

We synthesize our research and observe where problems exist.

CREATE
What is possible?

PlusUs generates a range of physical or digital prototypes that could satisfy the need.

 

REFINE
More like this.

We refine the strongest concepts based on feedback from you and your users.

DELIVER
This is it!

PlusUs finalizes, produces, and delivers a useful and compelling outcome.

EVALUATE
How is it doing?

Together we observe and assess your outcome. We identify opportunities to refine your outcome in the name of continual improvement.