About this day
This engaging and interactive KS5 Product Design inspiration day will take your students to the cutting edge in design. Five renowned speakers from a diverse range of studios will give your students the inside story. From an in-depth exploration of different materials to discovering how designs develop through sketches, modelling and CAD, this is an unmissable day.
Programme & speakers
Accessible Design - Making Products by Anyone, for Everyone Allie Katz, Katz Creates
Interested in designing for Open Source projects, or simply interested in how to make your products more accessible? Learn how Allie approaches their own projects with accessibility in mind, trying to create projects that are straight forward, approachable, and aren’t needlessly complicated!
About Allie Katz
Allie Katz is a Creative Technologist, Multidisciplinary Artist, Film Maker and professional Problem Solver passionate about making creative pursuits and technology accessible to everyone. They work with a range of techniques and mediums and regularly share their process and projects online Open Source as Katz Creates.
Social Design: Making with a Purpose Daniel Charny MBE, Forth
About Professor Daniel Charny MBE
Daniel Charny is an internationally recognised Creative Director and Professor of Design at Kingston University. Daniel has curated major shows for the Design Museum and the V&A. He is the founder of Fixperts and received an MBE for services to design and creativity.
Logical Progression Ben Wilson, 3D Industrial Designer, Wilson Brothers
Ben Wilson is a 3D industrial designer working with mass produced products, one-off hand made commissions and interiors projects. Ben will reveal his individual approach to design and talk about the journey from early works to larger projects and bigger budgets.
About Ben Wilson
Ben Wilson is a 3D Industrial Designer who works with mass-produced products and one-off hand-made commissions. His work has been extensively published and exhibited worldwide.
Resourcefulness and Design Pascal Anson, Pascal Anson Studio
In this exciting two-part session, Pascal will explore and demonstrate the creativity and resourcefulness a designer needs when approaching any design situation. Students will then be involved in a collective creative exercise.
About Pascal Anson
Pascal Anson is a designer and artist. He is a tutor at the Royal College of Art and also runs creative workshops internationally.
Broken gears and no ideas: Life as a materials engineer Anna Ploszajski, Materials Scientist, Writer and Storyteller
Materials Engineering is all about looking at stuff and trying to understand what makes these materials hard, soft, fluffy, squidgy, heavy, elastic or tasty so we can start building things and solving problems.
About Dr Anna Ploszajski
Anna Ploszajski is a materials scientist, author, presenter and science comedian who is on a mission to get people fascinated by the ordinary stuff which makes up the world around us. Her book Handmade tells the story of materials through their use in arts and crafts.