Shad Thames workshop Programme – The end of a era

Whether it’s a tidy room, a cluttered desk, a crowded coffee shop or your local park on a sunny day, the space in which we work can affect our creativity and productivity. It will come as no surprise that learning spaces can vastly affect the sessions that take place within them. A learner’s focus and […]

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Design Ventura.. a celebration of young talent.

Design Ventura offers UK secondary schools the opportunity to develop a product from a real design brief, and to work with experts from the design industry and business professionals. The project offers extensive resources for teachers and a CPD programme to support the delivery of the project in schools, as well as a programme of […]

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Online Design Thinking

The Design Ventura team (a subset of our learning team) have been looking at ways to use technology to increase the reach of the programme. The maturation of online conferencing tools, our new website and the forthcoming move to Design Museum, Kensington make this an interesting time to explore possibilities. Design Ventura Design Ventura is […]

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Design Week in Beirut

My recent holiday to Lebanon had a serendipitous design connection – coinciding with Beirut Design Week.  At the Design Museum we’re thinking about how the Design Museum in Kensington can showcase design practice and support and inspire public engagement with design.   Beirut Design Week was a great way to explore these ideas in another city. This […]

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Form Follows Festivities

A year in Design Museum Learning As 2013 draws to a close, Designerly Learning recasts that old design (roasted?) chestnut ‘form follows function‘ as …  Form follows Festivities.  First then, a celebration of this year’s achievements in laying the groundwork for learning in 2013 at the new Design Museum, followed by a look ahead to what’s in […]

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Your Studio – the New Further Education Offer

Last week Creative and Cultural Skills (CCSkills) launched ‘Pathways to Design’,  a major report looking at entry routes, skills needs and development opportunities for young people aged 16-25 to work in the design industry. I’m Miriam, Learning Manager for Schools, Colleges and Higher Education at the Design Museum.  Developing provision for young people in further education […]

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Learning at the core – the museum’s future?

Envisioning the Design Museum’s future On a crisp autumnal morning, the Design Museum’s Board, Directorate and Heads of Department gathered at the Southbank to explore and develop thinking about the new Design Museum’s future – its core identity and vision.  The day was facilitated by From Now On .  This is a work in progress, […]

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Accessing the Design Museum

I’m Aimée Taylor and I’m responsible for the Visitor Engagement programme here at the Design Museum, overseeing a program of talks and workshops for a general audience as well as Family programming. This is a new role at the Museum which has the visitor at its heart. Much of the content of the role is […]

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Developing a Youth Programme…

Collaborative approaches with young people and creative professionals. How can museums collaborate with professionals and young people in a creative way? The key ambition for the youth programme is to support young people to engage with the Design Museum, its collection and exhibitions and to explore the relevance of design and its impact on the world […]

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Welcome to Designerly Learning

A cheery welcome to Designerly Learning, the Design Museum’s freshly baked learning blog, launching today as part of our Heritage Lottery Fund Activity Programme for Learning and Participation. We are the Design Museum Learning Team and we warmly invite you to join us, and a lively range of thought-provoking contributors, on the professional journey from the museum’s […]

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