Schools Key stages 2, 3, 4 and 5

Digital Design Workshops

Focusing on the role of digital technology in the design and technology industries, these sessions combine analogue hands-on experiences with an introduction to designing through software. During the sessions, students will learn to use the software to create a design response to a user brief.

These workshops support the National Curriculum for Design and Technology and is tailored for key stages 2, 3, 4 and 5.

The sessions currently run both online and remotely. Please note that timings and session capacities vary depending on the format.

To book a session, please contact

Topics available

App design

What do you have to consider when creating an app? What makes an app good or well-designed? In this workshop, students will explore the world of app design and create a prototype for their own user-centred app.

Digital graphic design

What makes a great graphic design? Why do some examples capture our imagination? Students will learn about graphic design and its history, and then design their own posters in response to a brief.

Code your Own Adventure

Learn how coding can give a player the ability to choose their path, and use the coding engine Twine to create your own interactive narrative. Discover the most interesting ways to create a narrative, the history of storytelling and find out why video games are the biggest revolution in fiction since the invention of the novel.

Learning outcomes

  • Digital design fundamentals and digital prototyping
  • Understanding of design software
  • Understanding of the design process behind digital products
  • Visual communication, diagramming and storyboarding
  • User interaction design and storytelling
  • Explaining and constructively critiquing their own ideas and those of others


Option 1: Remote Digital Design workshops

Format: remotely via Zoom

Cost and duration: £120 per 2h session (up to 30 students)

Availability: Monday-Friday during term time. The timings can be adapted to fit your lesson times.

To book a session, please contact

Option 2: Digital Design workshops in the Museum

Format: on site at the Design Museum

Cost and duration: £120 per 1.5h session (up to 20 students)

Availability:Selected Fridays during term time. Two available sessions at 10:45 and 12:45 (see itinerary details below)

To book a session, please contact

Digital Design workshops in the museum include access to the Common Room (lunch area) as well as an allocated time slot for our permanent free exhibition, Designer Maker User. If you’d like to book a paid exhibition visit as part of the package, please contact

Please note that we request a returnable deposit for use of our school group lockers located in the Common Room. More information can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

Please see below for your itinerary. This is based on the workshop session times available to book. This information will also be included in your booking confirmation.

10:45 session
10:45 – 12:15 – Digital Design workshop
12:15 – 13:30 – Exhibition visit (free or paid display)
13:30 – 14:00 – Lunch in the Common Room

12:45 session
11:00 – 11:30 – Lunch in the Common Room
11:30 – 12:45 – Exhibition visit (free or paid display)
12:45 – 14:15 – Digital Design workshop