An important part of teaching design is taking the students out of the design studio and engaging them in seminars and workshops. By conducting these, the students are able to get a better understanding, as well as engage in the discussion, of a number of academic subjects that are pertinent to their studies.
Over the course of the academic year a number of seminars and workshops are run by myself and others. Invitations are extended to industry experts and knowledgeable speakers, who provide a professional insight into the design industry, as well as potential networking opportunities for the students.
The seminars and workshops are run on-site, at the university campus, and online through various organisations, such as IDEO U, Coursera, Interaction-Design etc. Students are also encouraged to attend and engage in workshops and seminars as part of design industry-led conferences.