Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The History of Design In a Nutshell and A School Design Project

The Open University offers a course on design and innovation. The course includes a set of six short videos providing an broad overview of the history and development of modern design. That playlist, beginning with the video on the influence of arts and crafts on design, is embedded below.

Applications for Education
One of the activities in the Open University's course on design that middle school and high school students might enjoy is a school design project. The school design project asks students to consider the interests and needs of various groups as they design their new school buildings.