Mouse Design League

Mouse Design League is an elite team of tinkerers and innovators building technology projects that address a social need.

A wearable add-on designed for those with communication limitations to help family, teachers, or personal aids find their location via GPS

An accessible, portable game controller designed to make playing games more fun for all, and more usable for people with limited mobility

A clothing line designed for people with limited mobility and people in wheelchairs to allow them to put on and take off with more ease

1derphone is a custom designed pair of headphones created for a DJ with Cerebral Palsy.

Panda's Box is a joystick controlled assistive wheelchair attachment allowing users with limited mobility to easily access personal items.

Speak-EZ is a mobile and computer app designed to help deaf/hearing impaired people communicate with people who do not speak sign language.

Lazer Lane Builder is an assistive wheelchair attachment that allows wheelchair users to have the space they need to travel on busy streets.

Shoe-levator helps people with limited mobility put on and take off their shoes more easily.

JoytotheKey is an adapted joystick that interacts with digital keyboard software to help people with limited mobility type and use a mouse.

Game-Ability is a 3D-printed video game controller and computer game designed for individuals with physical disabilities.

Able-Racer is an adaptive video game controller designed to help people with Cerebral Palsy enjoy playing racing games.

Remote-Vac is a remote controlled vacuum cleaner that enables people in wheelchairs to clean their homes more independently.

Omni-Palette is an assistive, rotating painting palette and brush cleaner for artists with Cerebral Palsy.

Mouse Design League is a year-long after school design and technology program for high school students who are self-proclaimed geeks, techies, artists, activists, innovators, and tinkerers.  Design League Members will achieve over 100 hours of applied design, technology, workplace and leadership experience.

Over the course of the program, students brainstorm, prototype, and present their Legacy Project, a new technology which addresses a social need, while building their skills and exploring career pathways with technology mentors across diverse professional settings. 

Our Design League projects this year include:

  • Electra-Wallet: a device designed to help those with limited motor skills to easily access their credit cards, metro cards, and more without having to manipulate zippers or buttons or card slots
  • Locus:  a wearable add-on designed to increase the freedom and independence of people, especially those with communication limitations and non-verbal disabilities to help family, teachers, or personal aids find their location via GPS and SMS texting 
  • Omni-Joy: an accessible, portable game controller designed to make playing games more fun and social for all users, and more usable for people with limited mobility 
  • Salvaje Adataple Clothing: a line of jackets and other clothing designed for people with limited mobility and people in wheelchairs to allow them to put on and take off their outer layers with more ease 

The Mouse Design League Badge is formally endorsed by Parsons School for Design.  Learn more here.

Please contact Maggie Muldoon, Mouse Design League Coordinator, with any questions or to learn more about applying to Design League.

Click here to view our Design League Brochure!