Category Archives: Design School

    Fixperts wins blueprint award

    Fixperts, a design programme founded by Kingston University Professor Daniel Charny, has scooped a prestigious blue brick award for design.

    Set up in 2012, Fixperts combines design, social impact and story-telling with prototyping and making skills to create a movement of ‘Fixperts’ who design practical solutions to real life challenges and share their ideas and good practice in videos.

    There are now over 250 Fixperts videos online from users in 21 countries around the world.

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    Sir Misha Black medal awardA Kingston University FADA professor who established a pioneering Masters course in design curation has been recognised with a prestigious award.

    Professor Catherine McDermott will receive the 2016 Sir Misha Black Award for Innovation in Design Education for establishing the University’s MA in Curating Contemporary Design.  It comes only a year after Catherine also won a 2015 National Teaching Fellowship.

    Professor McDermott founded the course in partnership with the Design Museum after identifying a growing need for curation professionals. “There was nobody who could curate or respond to design – there was a huge gap in the curation profession that needed to be addressed“, Professor McDermott said.

    The Sir Misha Black Awards honour exceptional individuals and institutions within design education with the aim of highlighting the crucial importance of their work in the industrial, commercial and cultural life of the country.

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