The Royal College of Art’s Innovation Design Engineering (IDE) Programme as a reputation for delivering design led innovation through a very practical, hands-on approach. In this workshop you will learn a rapid and easily deployable innovation process that you can transpose to other challenges in the future. It will be material focused and there will be lots of making, hands on work and prototyping. You will be looking at a apanese craft – washi paper. Washi paper is a traditional material that was made and used for centuries for all kind of different functions. We want you to explore new uses for paper that utilise it’s special functions and bring new delight to the modern world. You will use creative idea generation techniques, building models and testing, failing and building again to explore new ideas and find extraordinary new solutions.
Date and time: 10:00-18:00, Group A: August 4(Mon)-5(Tues), Group B: August 1(Fri)-2(Sat)
Venue: KOMCEE, Komaba Campus
Facilitator：Prof. Miles Pennington, Royal College of Art and his team
** This workshop is a part of the program TISP2014.
** There is no additional call for participation.
Professor Miles Pennington is currently Head of Department in Innovation Design Engineering (IDE) at the Royal College of Art. IDE is a double masters course run jointly between the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. The course has been successfully educating engineers and a diverse set of people into the world of innovation and design for the last 30 years. Miles graduated from the course in 1992 and then worked in Japan for several years for Sekisui Chemical. He returned to the UK to start his own design agency Design Stream before joining the RCA in 2008. Miles is interested in looking for interesting partners for IDE to work collaboratively with.