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Design in a nutshell activity icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Design in a nutshell

Get the lowdown on 6 key design movements and share your design alter-ego

Activity
15 mins
Design thinking cards activity icon

Education & Development

Design thinking cards

The welcome pack that is sent with our first level module (U101) is designed to get you thinking differently about objects that are familiar to us all.

Activity
10 mins
Design thinking free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Design thinking

Are you ever frustrated with something that you thought you could design better? This free course, Design thinking, will show you how to structure your natural creativity to come up with solutions to all kinds of problems, and have fun in the process too!

Free course
10 hrs
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Science, Maths & Technology

Design ecologies animation

This animation explores why a whole systems approach to design is important. It uses the example of a smartphone to illustrate the need to shift from linear to regenerative resource flows.

Video
5 mins
A brief introduction to co-design article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

A brief introduction to co-design

Co-design is becoming important in the face of complex social, political, environmental, educational and technological issues.

Article
5 mins
Design free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Design

This free course looks at the process of design, from assessing the complexity of design as an activity to exposing the difficulty in making general conclusions about how designers work. You will be able to identify innovation in a wide variety of designed objects and evaluate the impact of this innovation.

Free course
28 hrs
Essential skills for OU study article icon

Education & Development

Essential skills for OU study

Feeling prepared for your module? Our short collection of free courses covers the essential skills to get the most from your studies.

Article
5 mins
Am I ready to be a distance learner? free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Education & Development

Am I ready to be a distance learner?

Distance learning can open up opportunities for study. You might have not studied for a while, you might be returning to education, or you might not have had the chance to study at a higher level before. This free course, Am I ready to be a distance learner?, will help to boost your confidence. You'll explore useful skills so you can discover ...

Free course
3 hrs
What are the challenges and opportunities of urban artificial intelligence and robotics? article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

What are the challenges and opportunities of urban artificial intelligence and robotics?

Formerly the preserve of science fiction, artificial intelligence (AI) is now increasingly embedded in technologies which underpin everyday life in our towns and cities. Indeed, cities of multiple intelligences which include both artificial and human ones have arrived.

Article
5 mins
Food, shelter and re-designing home as a living system article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Food, shelter and re-designing home as a living system

Housing has become the most valuable asset on Earth while people are increasingly going without food and shelter. How can we design for people to have a home, while also regenerating the living systems on which we depend?

Article
5 mins
Co-design approaches article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Co-design approaches

There are many different approaches, methods and tools that can be used to enable co-design at different stages in the process.

Article
5 mins
About the Design Hub article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

About the Design Hub

Welcome to the Design Hub where you can find out more about design and innovation at The Open University.

Article
5 mins