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Crown Heights Participatory Urbanism

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Feb 2014
Starting a discussion about public space in the Crown Heights Community.

Building Stories

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Building Stories Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Updated 19 Nov 2013
Meet the architects and explore the stories behind some of Britain's most iconic buildings.

Design in a nutshell

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Design in a nutshell Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 08 May 2013
Get the lowdown on 6 key design movements and share your design alter-ego

Evidence, oversight and regulation - not to be messed with?

Evidence, oversight and regulation - not to be messed with? Creative commons image Credit: NASA
Introductory level Updated 05 Mar 2013
What have we learnt from the organisational and managerial failures of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster?

Design a school

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Design a school Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 27 Sep 2012
As a new academic year gets under way, some schools are settling in to new premises. But what sort of choices and trade-offs are made during the...

What does it take to be a champion cyclist?

What does it take to be a champion cyclist? Creative commons image Credit: photogram under CC-BY-NC-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Jul 2012
As Bradley Wiggins becomes the first British man to ever win the Tour De France, take a closer look at what makes a person a champion.

What makes a great school? Oxley Park

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What makes a great school? Oxley Park
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Aug 2011
Success in attracting pupils to Oxley Park has meant design challenges to fit enough classrooms - but pupils are still enthusiastic about their...

What makes a great school? Water Hall

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What makes a great school? Water Hall Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Aug 2011
The rebuilt Water Hall School in Milton Keynes has found favour with the people who have to use it every day - the pupils. They shared with us...

Debate: What makes for good design in school buildings?

Debate: What makes for good design in school buildings? Copyrighted image Credit: Deskcube | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Jul 2011
We nearly all have contact with schools - and we mostly all have ideas about what works and what doesn't. Share your views!

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People-centred designing

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People-centred designing Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 05 Mar 2014
Designed products surround us all and range from bus tickets to buildings. This unit focuses firmly on usability and the increasingly important...

Design

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Design Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 28 hours Updated 10 Dec 2013
This unit looks at the process of design – from assessing the complexity of design as an activity, to exposing the difficulty in making general...

Design thinking

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Design thinking Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 22 Dec 2011
Are you ever frustrated with something that you thought you could design better? Design thinking can structure your natural creativity to come up...

Manufacturing

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Manufacturing Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 19 Jul 2011
How are designs turned into products? What resources, materials and methods used and what set of activities that goes under the heading of ...