Multi-disciplinary design network
Multi-disciplinary education, inlcuding designers learning and working alongside MBAs, engineers and others, was highlighted by Sir George Cox as being a key way to support innovation in the UK. The Multi-Disciplinary Design Network was formed to explore and enable multi-disciplinary education and professional practice.
The missing d: The value of design to STEM education
Members of the Multi-Disciplinary Design Network discuss the value of design to innovation education in schools and universities.
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We need business people who understand creativity, who know when and how to use the specialist, and who can manage innovation; creative specialists who understand the environment in which their talents will be used and who can talk the same language as their clients and business colleagues; and engineers and technologists who understand the design process and can talk the language of the business Sir George Cox, The Cox Review of Creativity in Business
The Cox Review recommended the establishment of centres excellence of multi-disciplinary education, called Cox Centres. Below you can read case studies of eight Cox Centres that have been established since 2006.
You can also read reports of visits to international examples of multi-disciplinary design teaching and practice in Asia, America and Europe.
The Network is supported by HEFCE and NESTA and aims to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and best practice across universities to improve curriculum design and assess the impact of these new programmes.