The last two years Graphic Design students have participated in different capacities. In 2006 graphic design students were assigned to teams that built chairs. In 2007 the competition centered on designing, building and competing with a method of moving each design team from one location to another. Graphic Design students played the role of recorder / observers.
Their effort culminated in a presentation made to the leadership of IDSA about how graphic design could play a greater role in future competition.