Kickstarter Binge – “Great Designers Steal”?

Hi all, Just a quick reminder that to be a great designer (or even a good DT IB designer) you need to be continually watching what other designers and creators are doing to gain inspiration. Watch this great video from Jeff Veen, which discusses that famous quote from Picasso who may have stolen the quote from another famous artist - Good artists copy, great artists steal? So here are some Kickstarter links to get you thinking of simple ingenious ideas that may inspire ...

Inspired by Design 3 – The Slingshot and Other Ideas to Help the Third World – Teachers Ideas

Well the academic year is well underway - and DP2 Major Projects should be in full flow. BUT are your students  stuck for some innovative ideas - have you not managed to get your students to find 'constructive discontent' regarding a specific design project. I always find that it is important to not only inspire students but make them understand that the process they are going through is simply NOT EASY for anyone, and that even the best may fail. ...

Inspired by Design 1 – Herman Miller

Well to start off the series of "Inspired by Design" focused posts - watch the video below which highlights the long and varied history of Herman Miller a design company that was started would you believe in 1905 - that is 108 years ago! Have you heard of them before - probably not - but do you recognise any of the furniture that they have been involved in supporting the design and manufacture. Do you recognise any famous designers they ...