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Product and Sustainable Design for 16 to 18 Year Olds Online Short Course

Course description

This online course covers sustainability within the world of product design. It will give you an insight into the design process and the many skills used to complete a successful design project within the field of 3D physical objects.

You are encouraged to explore ideas of sustainability and experiment with concepts through research, sketching and model making. You will be expected to expand your perception of design and sustainability and to explore possible interventions for a more sustainable future.

The aim of the course is to utilise principles of sustainability as an integrated discipline throughout the design process.

You will be guided through design principles including areas such as observation, idea generation and prototyping. It is expected that you engage with all elements of the design process both in the live lessons but also in assignments outside of the live lessons.

On completion of this course, you will get an understanding of sustainability within the design processes and how to apply this to your design projects. You will also gain the ability to communicate and present ideas trough drawing and three-dimensional form. It is an ideal opportunity for you to explore, experiment and improve your skills within sustainability and product design.

All our online short courses include:

  • Live online lessons, all of our classes are live, you won't find any recordings here
  • Clear, explanations and easy to understand lessons.
  • Live demonstrations, so you can see exactly how things should be done
  • Live interaction with your classmates from around the world, our students come from far and wide
  • Ask questions of your tutor, using your microphone and camera, or if you're not feeling brave, in the chat box

How to book:

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  • If you are an adult booking a place for a child or teenager, you will need two email addresses one for your booking confirmation email and one for the student. *
  • Select the option to book for someone else
  • Add the bookers details under Your details
  • And the students details under Delegate 1

* In the case that your child does not have an email address, please create their account with an alternative email address. If you need help with booking please use our online chat or call 0207 514 7015

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time.

Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

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Details

Topics covered

  • Sustainability knowledge
  • System thinking
  • Human-centred design approach
  • Research methods
  • Ideation skills
  • Free-hand sketching techniques
  • 3D shape and form awareness
  • Presentation skills
  • University application procedure
  • Career prospects

Materials

Materials Needed for this course

  • A4 and A3 paper (loose sheets)
  • A4 or A3 printer
  • Post-it notes
  • Variety of pencils (colour and graphite)
  • Variety of pens (black fine liner and colours)
  • Scotch tape
  • Masking tape
  • Double-sided tape (5mm wide)
  • Pritt stick
  • Scissors
  • Scalpel or Stanley knife
  • 30cm/12in metal ruler
  • Geometry set square ruler
  • Drawing Compass
  • Other preferred but not essential materials; Variety of papers, card, foam board, mount board, Super glue (30sec).

Technical Requirements:

Prior to the start of your course, please ensure you have:

  • An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Chrome)
  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended)
  • Webcam
  • Strong Internet connection, we recommend a minimum of 2 Mbps download, and 1 Mbps upload, faster if possible. You can test your network speed here - https://www.speedtest.net
Meet the Tutor:

This online course covers sustainability within the world of product design. It will give you an insight into the design process and the many skills used to complete a successful design project within the field of 3D physical objects.

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