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Urbanism in Blade Runner

Urbanism in Blade Runner Creative commons image Alan under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Jan 2016
As well as being a science fiction classic, you could read Blade Runner as a movie about town planning. No, really. Let Ryan Schleeter explain.

OpenLearn Live: 11th December 2015

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OpenLearn Live: 11th December 2015 Copyright free image Copyright free: Patrice Audet
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Dec 2015
The man who shaped Barcelona - lovely, sweeping shapes; why dark matter isn't so weird; and a polar bear gets a check-up. Then more free...

OpenLearn Live: 30th November 2015

OpenLearn Live: 30th November 2015 Creative commons image Russian Presidential Press and Information Office under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Nov 2015
The man who went into space and became the Cosmos; back on Earth, why do people hate airports? Then more free learning through the day.

OpenLearn Live: 23rd October 2015

OpenLearn Live: 23rd October 2015 Copyright free image Copyright free: Charles01
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Oct 2015
What happens when you add Italian design to a British workhorse? What difference has Open Access made? And more free learning through the day.

OpenLearn Live: 22nd October 2015

OpenLearn Live: 22nd October 2015 Copyright free image Copyright free: Ifcar
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Oct 2015
A car which warns against innovating for the sake of it; the rise of Bernie Sanders; then more free learning through the day.

On-screen graphic design: The early years of television

On-screen graphic design: The early years of television Copyrighted image Copyright: Associated Rediffusion used under crit & review
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 22 Sep 2015
With the birth of television as a mass medium, suddenly a whole new visual language was needed. One that would work on tiny, flickering,...

Can design by committee work? Making a case for open source design

Can design by committee work? Making a case for open source design Copyright free image Copyright free: tommumf
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Aug 2015
We know what's wrong with design committees: too many cooks; too much spoiled broth; bitter recriminations over who spoiled the broth; broth being...

Past-Time Lover: Amelia Earhart

Past-Time Lover: Amelia Earhart Copyrighted image Copyright: Neil Arnold
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Feb 2015
This article is part of a collection produced for Valentine’s Day. Who would you select for your Valentine from these iconic figures from history?...

The Golden Ratio: Possibly the best rectangle in the world

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The Golden Ratio: Possibly the best rectangle in the world Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Nov 2014
Our animation introduces the Golden Ratio and how mathematics itself conveys what is beautiful.

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Innovation through representation

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Innovation through representation
Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 06 Oct 2015
Innovations are realised through design, and some of the most useful tools in the designer's toolbox are the representations that are used to move...

Introducing engineering

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Introducing engineering Copyright free image Copyright free: VIADGRIN shutterstock
Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 29 Jan 2015
Engineering encompasses a broad range of disciplines from design to manufacturing. This free course, Introducing engineering, introduces a number...

Design thinking

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Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 13 Oct 2014
Are you ever frustrated with something that you thought you could design better? This free course, Design thinking, will show you how to structure...

People-centred designing

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People-centred designing Copyrighted image Copyright: 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 free course, People-centred designing, focuses firmly on usability...

Design

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

Manufacturing

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Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 19 Jul 2011
How are designs turned into products? What resources, materials and methods are used and what set of activities goes under the heading of ...