About this day
Our engaging and interactive KS5 Product Design inspiration day will take your students to the cutting edge in Design. Five renowned speakers from a diverse range of studios will give your students the inside story.
Programme & speakers
Pioneering aeronautical innovation Sam Rogers, Gravity Industries
Sam will shed light on the approach Gravity has taken to development of a pioneering human flight suit, with all the associated successes, failures and revelations. It will show how fundamental principles and design judgement can bring science fiction closer to reality.
About Sam Rogers
Sam Rogers is a flight suit design engineer at Gravity Industries. Sam has many years experience with pyrotechnics, he built his first large solid rocket motor aged 9. Since then, he has designed and tested UAVs, 3-axis camera stabilisers, pneumatic cannons, FPV drones and vortex-cooled rocket engines. Sam works on design optimisation and manufacture of 3D printed rocket engine systems in materials such as copper and Inconel.
Six ways to think about design Emily Campbell, Creative Education Academies Trust
Products? Process? People? How do you think about design? Illustrated with examples and interspersed with exercises, Emily Campbell explains a radically simple framework of six things you need to think about if you’re making design decisions.
About Emily Campbell
Emily worked for the fashion designer Jean Muir and was a graphic designer for Pentagram before becoming the British Council Arts Group’s Head of Design and Architecture.
The Small Idea Graham Potts, forpeople
Most people are always looking for the big idea, however it’s often the case that the smallest ideas make the biggest difference. Graham will look at the power of ideas and where they come from.
About Graham Potts
Following his successful term as Senior Designer at Seymourpowell Graham is now Creative Lead at forpeople, a specialist design company based in an old pickle factory in south London.
Object narratives Theodóra Alfredsdottir
All objects act as documentation of their manufacturing process; a record of what went on between the machine, tools, craftsman and material. Theodóra will talk about her interest in these narratives that objects can inhabit through her own work, having regard to the ideology of others.
About Theodóra Alfredsdottir
Theodóra is an Icelandic product designer based in London. She’s interested in the way an object can act as documentation of it’s manufacturing process; a record of what went on between the machine, tools, craftsman and material as well as it can communicate it’s origin and former life.