Design education Archive

A fairground of ideas in Milton Keynes

Sometimes, you just have to do it – get everyone in one place and bounce ideas, share inspirations and motivations. So what was the Milton Keynes Design Fair like? Three tutors, three central academics,

Design Museum: what is a good design?

We did a little experiment. What if we organise a visit to the Design Museum (on a grey and rainy February weekend) and everyone from the Design and Innovation Qualification at the OU is

Reflecting on a hundred years of engineering design education

I have always known that my grandfather Thomas Clinch was a railway engineer, but I was only recently given some reports from his engineering degree at Imperial College (1921 – 1923). The first thing

Design education in India and the UK

The Design Group are involved in the early stages of a project looking at design education in India and the UK and how further ties might be generated in these areas. The next series

Creativity and collaboration as a means to engage women in engineering?

Last week I attended Inside Government’s “Promoting Women in STEM” forum in Manchester. It was great to spend a day with like-minded people, discussing the challenges associated with achieving greater gender diversity in STEM

Digital Design Learning: Conference Report

Food for thought The conference dinner was served in the school’s own ‘Food lab’ by a team of academics and students at KISD – the Cologne International School of Design. The lab is designed to

Design and Culture

This week the Design Museum in London hosted a Design School Summit, “Design School and the Cultural Turn”, reflecting on the relationship between design schools and the cultural sector, and in particular, design museums.

Designing Sustainable Higher Education Teaching Models

The Open University takes sustainability seriously! In addition to establishing carbon reduction measures to meet Government targets, the OU is interested in how the design of different higher education (HE) systems impacts on the environment. How

Design Council Spark 2017 -last chance November !!

There is still time to apply to the Design Council Spark programme. The Spark programme provides design expertise and finance to help innovators and entrepreneurs develop product ideas and business opportunities. The Design Council

Digitally engaged learning 2017

The Digitally Engaged Learning – DEL 2017 conference gathered around 100 academics and practitioners at Central St Martins, UAL, to discuss Teaching/Making – Marking/Teaching. The conference was opened by Diana Arce’s ( powerful