Design Academy 2015-16: Initial insights

Report
24/05/2016

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Inside you will find

  • Learnings from the piloted Design Academy applied learning programme

This will interest

  • Universities
  • Design students
  • Business, Public and Third Sector organisations 

This paper sets out what we have learned from our recently piloted Design Academy - an accelerated, applied learning programme built to strengthen students’ strategic design capabilities.

In this report we highlight the growth of design as a strategic tool for innovation and the opportunities that exist for students to enhance their skills and capabilities in this area.

The paper presents our early findings and insights from delivery of the programme in relation to students, universities and industry. It is written for those interested in developing the next generation of design talent.

News & opinion

Design Academy: a design student's perspective One of our Design Academy pioneers, Chelsey Roberts, explains how our strategic design programme for under-graduates helped her to see the bigger picture. One of our Design Academy pioneers, Chelsey Roberts, explains how it helped her to see the bigger picture.

Opinion — 01/12/2015

London councils to work with design experts to tackle social issues Homelessness and help for children are just a few of the challenges London councils will be addressing when Design in the Public Sector launches in the capital. Homelessness is just one of the challenges London councils will be addressing when Design in the Public Sector launches in the capital.

News — 22/03/2017

Our response to the 2017 Spring Budget Sally Benton discusses how the budget reinforces recent major announcements on industrial strategy and infrastructure spending. Sally Benton discusses how the budget reinforces recent major announcements on industrial strategy and infrastructure spending.

News — 09/03/2017

How design can help inclusive growth Stephen Miller responds to the Inclusive Growth Commission's final findings, identifying three key challenges to inclusive growth that design can address. Stephen Miller identifies three key challenges to inclusive growth that design can help to address.

Feature — 09/03/2017