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Orion Zuyderhoff-Gray

Call out: APDL design mentors for 2016

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.      — Benjamin Disraeli…

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What is a Design Minds Article?

What is a Design Minds Article?

Design Minds utilises design thinking to develop the capabilities of successful and creative 21st century citizens within existing education and learning benchmarks, and uses the idea…

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Design Minds Lumifold Workshop

Design Minds Lumifold Workshop

Origami, maths, art, technology… the Design Minds Lumifold workshops had it all. The popular workshop series held during APAF were well-attended by teachers and the…

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Jump Start: Design Thinking & Social Entrepreneurship Education Program

Jump Start: Design Thinking & Social Entrepreneurship Education Program

Jump Start is a design thinking and social entrepreneurship program which empowers high school students to create prosperous futures. Following from last week’s article Design…

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Design Strategy, Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Forefront of Pimpama State Secondary College

Design Strategy, Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Forefront of Pimpama State Secondary College

Those of us who were fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend school will probably remember a key ‘aha’ moment: perhaps a conversation with…

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3D Printed Luminaire Design Competition 2016

3D Printed Luminaire Design Competition 2016

Fancy an opportunity to win a desk top 3D printer for yourself and one for your school? You will also have your design displayed at State…

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Joining the fold with Design Minds Lumifold

Joining the fold with Design Minds Lumifold

Looking for fun ways to engage students in the classroom? Searching for an interactive project which literally illuminates those young design minds? During the Asia…

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Liz Watson

APDL Little Designer Workshop Place + Pattern Play Reflection

Last month the APDL hosted a series of Little Designer workshops in the Design Lounge which played upon the notion of place and pattern. The…

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Inspire: Reflection on a Fellowship

Inspire: Reflection on a Fellowship

Smithsonian Fellow Dawn Boland reflects upon her time working at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum (CHSDM) in the United States as part of the…

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Australia needs an innovation ‘skunkworks’

Australia needs an innovation ‘skunkworks’

Malcolm Turnbull has been heralded as the new “innovation PM”. Expectations are high that he must now translate his rhetoric around agility, disruption, entrepreneurship into…

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Where does design fit in to the Innovation Agenda?

Where does design fit in to the Innovation Agenda?

In Malcolm Turnbull’s media release for the ‘Ideas Boom’ it is hard to know why the word design doesn’t make an early appearance.  Although, it’s not so…

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Design: Our Future

Design: Our Future

Earlier this year I presented the keynote at the Industrial Technology and Design Teachers (INTAD) State Conference entitled Design: Our Future held at Harristown State High School…

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