Design education Archive

Design Council Spark 2017 – Do you have an idea?

The Design Council Spark initiative will open on 12 September 2017 and is open to anyone with a good idea which they think would make a great product. Financial and mentoring support is available

From Design to Innovation and Enterprise

Trends on UK business start-ups are upward. Companies House data analysed by the Centre for Entrepreneurs showed that new records were set in 2016 with a total of 657,790 new UK businesses. This equates to 75

Designing interactive distance learning in Nigeria

Dr Nicole Lotz and Dr Kerry Murphy recently led a two-day workshop on designing interactive, practical STEM Open Distance Learning (ODL) resources with the National Open University Nigeria (NOUN). The Dean of Science, Head of

LearnXDesign Conference 2017

(Cross post from the DRS website) The fourth international DRS / CUMULUS / ED-DESIGN Conference on Design Education – LearnXDesign 2017 – was held at the end of June 2017 at Ravensbourne in London,

Google Arts & Culture

I came across a fantastic archive of Fashion designs around the world today. What fascinated me most was the focus on making and processes, and the global perspective the project ‘We Wear Culture’ takes.

OpenStudio of the Future

We had a fantastic workshop today on how to facilitate progression in OpenStudio. We have reported on OpenStudio successes and scholarship before. This time academics and learning designers from the OU were invited to build on

Lurking and learning at eSTEeM

Today we have presented on the 6th eSTEeM Annual Conference some of the findings from our eSTEeM funded project on student progression in OpenDesignStudio. The bottom line is that you even though you might just

OpenStudio at the Guardian HE Awards

Sadly OpenStudio didn’t win the Guardian University Award for Digital Innovation – but the winner and other runner up were more than deserving. In fact it’s great to see that all three runners up

How To Spot Fake News

By IFLA (edited by Gil Dekel). Critical thinking is a key skill in media and information literacy. Discussions about fake news has led to a new focus on media literacy. With Oxford Dictionaries announcement

OpenStudio Shortlisted for Guardian University Award 2017 !

OpenStudio has been shortlisted for a 2017 Guardian University Award in the Digital Innovation category. OpenDesignStudio first appeared way back in 2008 in the module T189: Digital Photography module and was then re-purposed for