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40 Design Aid Innovations

From DIY Home Improvement Apps to Children's Needlepoint Kits

— December 22, 2016 — Art & Design
These helpful design aids range from DIY home improvement and decor apps to children's needlepoint kits that teach young generations a more traditional craft while encouraging creative play over too much screen time.

Standouts include a myriad of apps ranging from line drawing, sketching and coding platforms that target beginners who want to learn at their own pace. Additional favorites include 3D printing or toy-building subscription boxes that allow kids to use their creativity and critical thinking to create an object they can later play with.

Additional design aids range from photo-editing keyboards to creative fashion design kits -- like Fashionary's best-selling set -- that consist of sketching tools and a notebook with figurative templates found inside.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Photo Collage Web Apps
Photo Collage Web Apps
This Application Makes for Simple Manipulation of Photos
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39
User-Friendly Website Builders
User-Friendly Website Builders
This App Helps Users Design Mobile-Friendly Sites
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38
Image-Manipulating Algorithms
Image-Manipulating Algorithms
Adobe's Generative Image Manipulation Makes Photo-Realistic Edits
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37
Beginner Airbrush Kits
Beginner Airbrush Kits
The Crayola Air Market Art Sprayer Turns Markers into Airbrushes
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36
Geographic Line-Drawing Apps
Geographic Line-Drawing Apps
'Land Lines' Automatically Generates Map Images to Fit User Sketches
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35
Immersive Art Apps
Immersive Art Apps
Left Field Labs' Space Sketchr App is Launched as Part of Project Tango
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34
Ready-Made Design Apps
Ready-Made Design Apps
'Startup Desygner' Allows Anyone to Create Beautiful Designs
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33
Social Website Builders
Social Website Builders
'Ekko' Creates Business Websites from Existing Facebook Pages
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32
Functional Design Subscriptions
Functional Design Subscriptions
The ActiveMATTER Kits Are Filled With Designer Building Materials
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31
Typographical Coding Apps
Typographical Coding Apps
The 'Typeshift' App Allows Designers to Test Out Website Text
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30
Code-Less Website Builders
Code-Less Website Builders
Webflow Introduces a Visual Content Management System for Optimization
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29
Collaboration-Focused Design Apps
Collaboration-Focused Design Apps
The Draft App Enables Design Collaboration in a Quick Manner
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28
3D-Printed Subscription Boxes
3D-Printed Subscription Boxes
'Cubeforme' is a Subscription That Delivers Monthly 3D-Printed Gifts
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27
Social Design Platforms
Social Design Platforms
The Bhome App Organizes Popular Home and Gardening Blogs in One Place
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26
Concept Designer Apps
Concept Designer Apps
The 'Concepts' App for Design Arrives on the iPhone for Maximum Portability
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25
Marketplace Website Builders
Marketplace Website Builders
The Etsy Pattern Platform Helps Sellers Create Their Own Site
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24
DIY Home Improvement Apps
DIY Home Improvement Apps
The 'Houzz' Interior Design App Provides DIY Home Improvement Projects
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23
Creative Fashion Design Kits
Creative Fashion Design Kits
This Set Inspires Fashion Designers New to the Industry
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22
AI Website Builders
AI Website Builders
Startup Firedrop Builds Websites Automatically in Less Than One Minute
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21
Responsive Website Builders
Responsive Website Builders
Webydo Helps Build Responsive Sites Without Needing to Know Code
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20
Personalized Interior Design Apps
Personalized Interior Design Apps
The 'Homee' App Connects Users and Designers to Furnish Homes
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19
Accessible Coding Devices
Accessible Coding Devices
The FUZEBOX is a Coding Gadget That Can Be Used with Nearly Any Device
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18
Educational Template Sketching Books
Educational Template Sketching Books
This Book Teaches New Designers How to Improve Their Skills
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17
DIY Toy Robot Kits
DIY Toy Robot Kits
The 'Tio' Robotic Building Block System Lets Kids Create Complex Toys
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16
AR Modelling Apps
AR Modelling Apps
Trimble's 'SketchUp Viewer' Lets Users Modify 3D Designs in AR
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15
Children's Needlepoint Kits
Children's Needlepoint Kits
Fanny & Alexander's Crafting Kits are Inspired by Wildlife
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14
Children's Cross-Stitch Kits
Children's Cross-Stitch Kits
Seedling's Cactus Embroidery Kit Encourages Hands-On Play
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13
Curated Candle Subscriptions
Curated Candle Subscriptions
These Monthly Wickbox Kits Will Appeal to Aromatherapy Fans
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12
Collaborative Design Platforms
Collaborative Design Platforms
FiftyThree's Mix is a Handy Co-Creation Platform for Designers
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11
Photography Manipulation Keyboards
Photography Manipulation Keyboards
The Loupedeck Lightroom Editing Console Streamlines the Process
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10
Monthly Sticker Subscriptions
Monthly Sticker Subscriptions
Pipsticks Offers New Sticker Designs to Subscribers Each Month
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9
DIY Robot Creatures
DIY Robot Creatures
UBTECH's Programmable Robotics Kit is Easy Enough for Kids to Use
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8
STEM-Teaching Robot Kits
STEM-Teaching Robot Kits
The 'IronBot' Robot Toy Kit Enables Kids to Build their Own Companion
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7
Handcrafted Homeware Deliveries
Handcrafted Homeware Deliveries
These Monthly Deliveries Include Artisanal Home and Kitchen Goods
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6
Room-Specific Subscription Boxes
Room-Specific Subscription Boxes
These Monthly Deliveries Include Linen Accessories and Home Decor
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5
Augmented Art Apps
Augmented Art Apps
Curioos' App Simulates How a Piece of Art Will Look Hanging in Your Home
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4
Deep 3D Sketching Apps
Deep 3D Sketching Apps
'Mental Canvas' Lets Users Add Depth to Their 2D Sketches
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3
Home Organization Subscription Services
Home Organization Subscription Services
This Delivery Service Includes Items for Home Organization
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2
Virtual Home Decor Apps
Virtual Home Decor Apps
The BeoHome Design App Lets Consumers Simulate Bang & Olufsen Products
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1
Home Decor Subscription Boxes
Home Decor Subscription Boxes
This Service Offers Home Accessories with a Coordinated Theme
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