Design education Archive

Innovating Pedagogy – Virtual Studios

The Innovating Pedagogy report for 2019 has just been published by The Open University (IET) in conjunction with the Centre for the Science of Learning & Technology (SLATE), University of Bergen, Norway. The Design

Play, Wonder, Empathy – Educational trends from the Innovating Pedagogy 2019 report

The seventh Innovating Pedagogy 2019 report from The Open University highlights ten trends in teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world. One of these may be of interest to designers, since it considers

The U101 Welcome Pack Incredible Give Away Competition Event Thing

Lola herself has been in touch with the Design Group and asked that we spread the cheer of U101 at this time of year. She has donated a number of U101 Welcome packs to

Design Museum: designs of the year 2018

On Saturday, a group of 22 Design and Innovation students (and their friends and family) joined the Qualification team and two Associate Lecturers on a tour of the Design Museum’s permanent exhibition ‘Designer Maker

It was a PIG of a Game!

PIG – the Problem Identification Game – from the OU Archive  PIG was part of the module T262 (1975-1982) entitled Man-made futures: design and technology, a 30 credit module students typically enrolled on after

Envisioning Futures of Design Education

Do you know how design should be taught in the future? Our recent paper in the journal Dialectic reports on a workshop we held with a group 6 design educators and 40 international participants

Learning about design and technology

Learning about design and technology:  It is not true – there is such a thing as a free course! Design and technology are increasingly ubiquitous concepts.  This is reflected in several recently launched free OpenLearn

Design Star Methods Day

For the last two years we’ve hosted a research methods day for the AHRC funded Centre for Doctoral Training  ‘Design Star‘. This year we focused on exploring the relationship between ontologies, epistemologies and methodologies in our

End of Year 2018 exhibition

Creating an exhibition of Design and Innovation undergraduate students’ work has been one of the most rewarding experiences I had for a while. We called for contributions to an End of Year design exhibition.

Facing austerity with clever design

Braving a snowstorm and impending TMA deadlines, three students and a visitor joined us to explore the Imperial War Museum’s exhibits in the North. We investigated the effects austerity measures had on the designs and