Created in 1971, the World Design Organization®’s Interdesign® workshops enable designers from around the world to develop solutions for local problems of global significance. Hosted by a different organization each time, 38 workshops have been held in 25 different countries to address issues such as climate change, urban transportation and traffic, an ageing population, green spaces, healthcare access, and water management. The last Interdesign® was held in Mumbai in 2014. Read about past Interdesigns® here.

In 2020, WDO launched a virtual chapter of our Interdesign® programme. The World Design Challenge workshops are two-week, virtual workshops that bring together international volunteer groups to tackle a specific issue or subject. Collaborating alongside partners like IBM, Design for America, UN Women Asia and the Pacific and the ISS National Laboratory, WDO has since hosted three World Design Challenges.