Conrad Design Method® No Box ToolBox


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The Conrad Design Method® No Box Toolbox is a structured collaboration framework for teachers and student teams to understand and accomplish innovative and entrepreneurial solutions. Using the same methodology modeled by Google and other leading companies, the Conrad Design Method®  is a modified Design Sprint which will help teams understand a problem, sketch solutions, prototype and validate.


The No Box ToolBox uses an online platform tool kit and communication platform on SLACK to visually guide student teams and their teachers through each step of the design process. Through the Toolbox, students and teachers gain access to ongoing personalized lesson plans, subject matter experts, training modules and online support. In addition, this platform provides the framework for teachers and students to share and guide each other.

Registered teams will receive introductory information on Conrad Design Method® No Box Toolbox shortly after they complete registration for the Conrad Challenge.

For all questions regarding No Box Toolbox, email

IF YOU ARE FULLY REGISTERED YOU WILL GET AN INVITATION TO JOIN THE CONRAD DESIGN METHOD VIA EMAIL. Below will give you an idea of this resource for Round 1: Investor Pitch.

Feedback from our beta testers in 2017...

"Using the No Box Toolbox our team was able to discuss and comment on each other’s process, which helped us to get a better understanding about our project.” Antonio (10th grader)

“I liked the No Box Toolbox because it is a good way to start the year and get familiar with a process that we will be using all year. In addition, I think it’s extremely helpful for us to think about the future steps we need to carry in order for our project to succeed.” Dani (12th grader)

“I think the mapping and planning process was the most efficient form of communication between my group. We were able to compare ideas, share likes and dislike, and find new ideas and holes in our plan that we never realized before. We were also able to answer some of our "What if?" questions and plan accordingly for future problems. Because our group was finally able to get on board with our individual ideas and perceptions of the task, I think today's process should be completed somewhat earlier in regards to the Sprint so that groups can more easily communicating right from
the start.” Leah (11 grader)

“By using the same tools and processes used by top companies students and their teachers can create better products faster and more efficiently.” Claude Charron (Spirit of Innovation Coach 2011-2016)