Design Ventura is the museum's flagship design and enterprise project for students in years 9, 10 and 11, generously supported by Deutsche Bank.
The Design Ventura competition enables pupils to experience the design process and learn enterprise skills by working to a real-world brief to create a product to be manufactured and sold in the Design Museum Shop, problem solving and pitching ideas professionally. It also supports qualifications including GCSE Design and Technology, Business Studies and Enterprise education.
New for Design Ventrua 2103
• A single national competition: all schools competing for the chance to sell their product in the Design Museum Shop
• Optional workshops are available giving students the chance to work directly with design and business professionals at the Design Museum. A one hour workshop at the museum will replace the three workshops previously offered and will support any stage of student work, facilitated museum visits may also be booked.
• CPD sessions for teachers will be delivered in partnership with Goldsmiths College and teachers have the option of working towards an accreditation
• New resources including a new student workbook to support the stages of the competition
Find out more about Design Ventura and see images and films from the first three years of the competition here.
Design Ventura 2012
The winners of 2012's Ventura competition is Trinity School with their product 'Pics Pins' to be launched in the Design Museum Shop in June 2103. See the shortlisted schools from Design Ventura and Virtual Ventura.
Design Ventura 2011
The 2011 winning team, Walworth Academy team launched their finished product 'Badoiiing' in July, a self assembled game that packs neatly away into an Oyster card holder. A cleverly designed, portable product taking inspiration from the traditional tiddlywinks and designed to encourage young teenagers to play as a group. 'Badoiiing' has also been adapted as a free online game.
Design Ventura 2010
On 27 January 2011 Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College in Lewisham were announced as Design Ventura competition winners with their elegant design 'Dove Bunting'. After winning the competition the team was mentored through the process of refining their design for retail by London-based graphic design consultancy Build.
Deutsche Bank has been proud to partner with the Design Museum since 2006. Deutsche’s support, both monetary and providing business mentors for schools, has encouraged a generation of young people to think about business and enterprise within a creative and exciting setting. Design Ventura is one of the flagship programmes within the Bank’s extensive Corporate Social Responsibility programme.
For more information about Design Ventura or Virtual Ventura please contact the Ventura Team:
T 020 7940 8768