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‘Design Thinking’ identified as one of the top trends in education

The Innovating Pedagogy 2016 report from The Open University has just been released (01 December 2016) highlighting ten trends to impact education over the next decade. One of the top three is Design Thinking, and RE:FORM is mentioned as an … Continue reading

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RE:FORM at the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Digital Design Weekend

We’ve been invited to attend the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Digital Design Weekend. This exciting event¬†“brings together artists, designers, engineers, technologists and the public to celebrate and share contemporary digital art and design”. We’ll be there at the “Open IoT … Continue reading

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RE:FORM at Design Research Society Conference 2016

Iestyn has a had a trip to the seaside! RE:FORM was invited to present our work at the prestiguous Design Research Society 2016 international conference, this year held in Brighton, UK. Iestyn presented our work with a paper “Communication is … Continue reading

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RE:FORM at FabLearn2016

We’ve been talking to people about the RE:FORM project. We were invited to FabLearn Europe 2016, in Preston (UK) and Mark Gaved presented a paper “Online distributed prototyping through a university-makerspace collaboration“. ¬†This was a really interesting conference exploring how … Continue reading

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Meeting the head of the OU at the Learn About Fair

Re:FORM had a stand at this year’s Open University “Learn About Fair”, where members of staff are invited to find out about what’s new and exciting in the university. Peter Horrocks, the Vice Chancellor of the Open University came over … Continue reading

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RE:FORM – summing up at the end of the project

RE:FORM has now officially finished – though perhaps we might argue that we’ve just started! We were funded by the Royal College of Art to carry out a feasibility study, and over the last six months we’ve explored some really … Continue reading

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Public event – what we’ve found, where next?

We’re coming to the end of the RE:FORM project and we’re holding an open evening at MAKLab to report on what we’ve found. We’d love to see you there. Over the last few months we’ve been working with makers and … Continue reading

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Design Make Project Stage 3

The third and final stage of the distributed network prototyping project took place at the end of September and beginning of October, with designers and makers working together to fabricate the final prototype chairs. As the final stage, teams were … Continue reading

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Workshop #2 Skills Accreditation and Redistributed Manufacturing

The second RE:FORM workshop focussed on considering how learning that takes place in Makespaces should be recognised, and accredited. As part of the project we’ve asked the research question: What lessons might be learned from open badging and other alternative … Continue reading

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Workshop #1: Industry needs and redistributed manufacturing

Our 3rd July workshop brought together 14 participants from makerspaces, education, young entrepreneurs and industry background. We discussed how makerspaces might work with educators to provide the skills future redistributed manufacturing might need, both in terms of employers and employees. … Continue reading

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