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The project

Students are challenged to design a new product for the Design Museum Shop with the winning product manufactured and sold at the shop. The programme is supported by free workshops, teacher CPD and visits to the Design Museum and offers young people a chance to develop design thinking, creative and business skills.

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    Teacher prep

    You must log in to access this section. Resources for getting ready to run the project and booking visits, workshops and CPD.

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    Resources to help getting into teams, watch the brief film and get started on the project.

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    Understand the setting for your ideas including Design Museum Shop and target audience

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    Idea Generation

    Get creative and look for ways to come up with new and original responses to the theme

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    Refining your design

    Reflect on different aspects of the brief to help develop ideas, find flaws and rethink to make them even better.

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    Make decisions on the manufacturing, costing and marketing of product ideas.

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    Pitching your idea

    Communicate product ideas on paper and through a pitch.

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    Finishing up

    A chance to reflect on the lessons learnt throught the process and think about what’s next.

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The Swanage School
Stocksbridge High School
Magdalen College School
Ashcroft Technology Academy
Woolwich Polytechnic School
St. Edward’s C of E School
kings langley school
Kensington Aldridge Academy
Burntwood School
Langley Park School for Boys
Simon Balle All-through School
Trinity Academy
Thomas Gainsborough
FitzWimarc School
Chadwell Heath Academy
Hans Price Academy
Chiswick School
The Deepings School
Harrogate Grammar School
St Alban’s Catholic High School
Endon High School
Coundon Court
Miltoncross Academy
HAmpstead School
Bullerswood School
Haggerston School
Highfields School
The King John School
Stopsley High School
Woking High School
Harrow Way Community School
Townley Grammar School
Marlborough College
Wellsway School
Wimbledon High School
2016 Winner - Harrogate Grammar School
2015 Winner - Finchely Catholic High School
2014 Winner - Burnage Academy for Boys
2013 Winner - Weald of Kent Grammar School
2012 Winner - Trinity School
2011 Winner - Walworth Academy
2010 Winner - Haberdasher’s Aske’s Hatcham College