Dott Cornwall is bringing together local communities and world-class designers to work on projects that improve how we live, work and play.
Cornwall has a long and significant history of creativity and ingenuity. Dott is tapping into this, building networks and celebrating local design expertise. Dott projects are also bringing new skills, new opportunities and new clients into the county.
The programme has three key objectives:
A Dott Cornwall and Design Week publication on new thinking at the intersection of change
Dott Cornwall is asking people in Cornwall to identify community issues that could be helped with the help of mentoring and support from designers and businesses. Nominate the issues you think need some co-designed solutions
Designing innovative new ways to promote Cornwall through its produce and products.
Designing ways to enhance people's skills and link people at real and perceived risk of redundancy with new, long-term work opportunities in Cornwall.
What could designers do to help a deprived community in Pengegon develop services that will benefit the people who live there?
The Design for Social Inclusion brief in the 2010 Design Directions Competition challenged the UK’s brightest and best students to design a product or service for a group of people who are currently excluded from mainstream design practice.
Year 8 pupils from across Cornwall were given the opportunity to make parts of their school more sustainable by working with designers on the Eco Design Challenge. They calculated the size of their school's ecological footprint, then designed ways to make it smaller.
Dott Cornwall wants to know what you think design is so they have devised Dott Shot, a chance for you to upload your pictures of design in Cornwall and maybe win a prize.
Leading design thinkers including Ezio Manzini and Nabeel Hamdi share their thoughts about the important emerging issues for design and about what design is in our time.
The Dott design process has the following stages; diagnosis, co-discovery; co-design; co-develop; co-deliver and legacy. Each stage develops and refines ideas towards a practical reality, where communities are involved throughout the journey.
The festive lights on Truro's Christmas tree are being powered by the energy of children's play this year.
The super sustainable display is thanks to playground equipment that's been co-designed with local kids as part of the Dott Cornwall programme.
Find out more about the Serious Play project
Dott Cornwall is run in partnership with regional government and other organisations.
University College Falmouth
Technology Strategy Board
Convergence, the European economic regeneration investment agency.
In 2007 the Designs of the time, or Dott, project ran in North East England.
Find out what happened during Dott 07's year of community projects, events and exhibitions, which explored what life in a sustainable region could be like – and how design could help us get there.
Helping Britain use design to build a stronger economy and improve everyday life
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