Teacher CPD

Exploring the Design Museum; Materials and Maths

For teachers looking to explore what’s going on in the world of design the Design Museum’s inaugural teacher conference offers a deep dive.

Emma-Jayne Parkes

Keynote speaker from design company Squid London

Access to temporary exhibitions

Visit Beazley Designs of the Year and Ferrari: Under the Skin at no extra cost

Mathematics of design

Explore how to use maths in your design teaching

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What to expect

For teachers looking to explore what’s going on in the world of design the Design Museum’s inaugural teacher conference offers a deep dive.

Keynote talks from designers Henry James of InvtenID, whose Sunny Money SM100 light was designed to replace kerosene lamps in countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Emma-Jayne Parkes, co-founder of Squid London who use hydro-chromatic paint to bring an injection of colour to a rainy day through colour changing umbrellas, rain macs and more.

The day also features introductions to the collection, chances to learn about new practices and see design thinking in action make up an informative and fun day all round.

The day includes break out sessions and a chance to see the Design Museum’s temporary exhibitions: Beazley Designs of the Year and Ferrari: Under the Skin.

Layout of day

12.45 - Registration

13.00 - Catherine Ritman-Smith Head of Learning

13.15 - Key note speaker Emma Jayne Parkes – Squid London – Hydrochromatic umbrellas, rain macs and more

13.55 - Helen Dunn - D&T teacher and STEM representative - Mathematics in Design

14.25 - Makey session - Designing with smart materials

15.10 - Round up of day

15.25 - Architecture tour of the Design Museum

Booking information

Adult £25

Related exhibitions

Designer Maker User

Featuring over 1,000 objects, Designer Maker User is an introduction to the history of contemporary design through three interconnected roles - the Designer, the User and the Maker.

Ferrari: Under the Skin

Come and race through 70 years of passion, glamour and design innovation, with unique behind-the-scenes access to one of the most iconic car brands.

Beazley Designs of the Year

The annual Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition returns, providing a snapshot of the very best in innovative and exciting design from the past year.