Day Two Afternoon

Taking a User-Centred Design approach in Design & Technology


This workshop aims to develop understanding of the importance and value of design projects that take a user-centred design approach. Participants will explore user-centred design tools and develop practical approaches that can be used across KS3, 4 and 5.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will understand what user-centred design is and how it helps learners focus information gathering, understand the needs of people and place and develop empathy and understanding for end users of their designing.

Participants will gain experience of practical approaches to use in D&T projects.

Presented by: Kay Stables, Emeritus Professor, Goldsmiths, University of London

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