Design & Technology

Designers and artists are at the forefront of experimentation with new technology. But how is growing up in a world saturated by new digital media changing the way we think, design and create?

Crowd Talks – in collaboration with Makerversity - discuss whether coding and programming, design for digital manufacture, and interactive design should be taught within schools and universities. How could an in-depth understanding of these processes alter creative thinking and the transition from student to professional within the creative industries?

Makerversity is a making and learning space based at Somerset House, providing affordable and accessible spaces for makers, experimenters, production and enterprise. www.makerversity.co.uk @makerversity 

On the panel:
Becky Stewart, Codasign
Sam Mason, Steer
Michael Mentessi, Code Club
Tavi Hirst, Skillab
Michail Vanis, Technology Will Save Us
— Jyri Kermik, Design Futures at University of Brighton
Tom Tobia, Makerversity

We should teach characteristics through coding such as problem solving and collaboration over the nuts and bolts of coding #dt

Coding and new technologies need to be taught in context, related to things people are interested in. #dt

Computing should be taught in a way more similar to art not science #dt

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