Learning and teaching

Informal group meeting.
Photo: UAL.

The Innovation Insights Hub engages in experiments with new ways to support individuals and organisations to develop capabilities in applying approaches from design and the arts to business, social and disciplinary problems.

Design and arts practitioners are well-served by existing provision at UAL. The Hub focuses on professionals such as managers in business and the public sector and civil servants through both informal and formal teaching and learning. 

Recent activities include

  • Developing a PhD Scholarship jointly supervised by the Innovation Insights Hub and The Policy Institute, King’s on design thinking and policy making practice funded by both Kings College London and University of the Arts London.
  • Developing new short courses aimed at managers to be delivered by UAL staff as well as external experts on design thinking for managers, and designing public services, and managing service design innovation.
  • Contributing to Redesigning Planning, a four-week student project co-delivered by UCL’s BSc Management Science and UAL’s Public Collaboration Lab. The PCL is a one year, AHRC-funded action research project in which researchers and students from a design HEI collaborate with officers and residents within London Borough of Camden.