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The Design Dojo (3 years of gamification)

Posted on 5/22/14 by Kevin McMahon Last updated on 6/8/17
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  • 5/5 | 7 Ratings
Graphic Design
Age Levels
15-16, 17-18, Post-Secondary
Design dojo, the design dojo
Products Used
  • Muse
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Photoshop
  • Edge Animate
  • After Effects
  • Adobe Spark
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign


Logo for The Design Dojo

For 3 years I have taught my Graphic Design 1 and 2 classes using an easy-to-employ, gamified format. All you need are: a website, a clear set of rules, a blog, and a some mastery challenges to keep it compelling (and get better work).

For the rationale, rules and format, visit:




Additional Information

Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
  • 1-2 Hours
  • 1+ Day
  • 1+ Week
  • 1+ Month
  • Semester
  • Year
Technical Expertise
  • Rookie
  • Novice
  • Intermediate
  • Pro
  • Expert
  • 5/5 | 7 Ratings
All Comments (5)

sandro c mendes

Posted on 8/4/14 - Permalink

Falou em "dojo" eu curto! #oss Well done!

katherine Yamashita

Posted on 6/29/14 - Permalink

Great concept. Great lessons! Thanks.


Denise Webb

Posted on 6/17/14 - Permalink

Thanks so much for sharing this amazing website/lessons. I can't wait to try this with my students this fall!

Judy Durkin

Posted on 6/4/14 - Permalink

Wowie Kazowee! What an incredible website with terrific resources. Thank you thank you

Mike Skocko

Posted on 5/23/14 - Permalink

Count me as a big fan of the Design Dojo, and its Sensei, Kevin McMahon. A true classroom of the future!

Plus I love the black belt challenge. I confess to having developed a severe case of benign envy for your skills, Sensei. :)