This week sees the launch of a unique 8-week pilot project ‘Design for All’ – a new collaboration between The Centre for Lifelong Learning and the Faculty of Engineering.
The free online course has been created for budding product designers to uncover and develop their creative talents. The course will be led by University of Strathclyde Professor of Design, Paul Rodgers, who will guide students through the key stages of design - including research, identifying customer needs, concept design, making prototypes, testing, marketing, and selling.
The unique intergenerational project starting on Wednesday 9th June will see 17 adult learners from the Centre for Lifelong Learning paired with University design students. Together the pairs will work through each stage of the course together to support and learn from each other throughout the experience.
In celebration of Glasgow being chosen to host COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in November this year, students taking part in this course will be asked to design and make 10 identical souvenirs – under the theme of tackling climate change and protecting the planet for future generations - for COP26 delegates to take home.
It is hoped this exciting new pilot will lead the way for the rollout of future collaborative projects.
For more information on the course please contact Gemma Gilliland, Age-Friendly Academy Manager, at Gemma.Gilliland@strath.ac.uk.