Design Summer School

This two-week intense design course aims to provide you with a deep overview of design as a process, allowing time to explore and understand each of the stages of design using practical methods. Successful designs are based on sound research and insightful observations...

Taught by: Magnus Long.

Description

This two-week intense design course aims to provide you with a deep overview of design as a process, allowing time to explore and understand each of the stages of design using practical methods. Successful designs are based on sound research and insightful observations. You will learn methods of gathering and using ethnographic research to produce ideas and solutions to develop into design concepts ready to show to a client.

This course will teach how design can be relevant, stimulating and useful, and how it can mean far more than simply 'designer' objects.Throughout the workshop you will use methods to open up creativity to generate ideas ranging from the conservative to the far-out.

Topics covered

The course will ultimately concentrate on 3D design for manufacture, but the processes learnt will be applicable to other disciplines within the broader design field.

You will learn methods to control and manage ideas to produce design concepts in paper and card sketch-models as well as 2D presentations suitable to show to a potential client.

You will practice developing your work using a process, mixed with learning about essential design principals including, emotional durability, visual language, and ergonomics as well as design for manufacture.

We will have the chance to debate and discuss issues such as sustainability and inclusive design.

The course is enriched throughout by regular presentations and skills tutorials by visiting professionals, which has previously included Dominic Wilcox, Matteo Fogale, Dan Ziglam from deadgood, Jeremy Innes-Hopkins from IDEO, Lisa Johansson from INTO, Roger Arquer and Kirsty White amongst others as well as presentations by graduates of the university.

There will be a project set by a real design brand culminating with student presentations to client of relevant and considered solutions, which will provide realistic feedback and insights.

Who should take this course?

This successful course has had highly positive feedback and is ideal for hard-working students who have a strong interest in design and who may be considering an academic qualification in the future or a change in career.


Tutor information

Magnus Long (www.magnuslong.com) is a multi-award-winning British designer based in London working within furniture, product and lighting design with renowned clients including The Conran Shop, Modus, deadgood, Hitch Mylius, Lerival and HitchMylius. After working in the industry for eight years, Magnus founded his eponymous design studio in 2012: “We design useful, honest, handsome objects in various human-scales. Our process focuses on finding elegant solutions from which we develop and refine a design language, connecting people with beautiful craft and engineering.”

Magnus is also a senior Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins.


Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • A3 plain white sketch pad
  • black sketching pens, a ruler, HB/2B pencil, colour pens
  • a digital camera
  • NOTE: laptops/pads are not required, although you may choose to bring one if you wish

Basic model-making materials will be provided by the course.

Details for booking

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