Design Products develops students to be creative, innovative design thinkers supporting
them on the journey to develop their own design identities.
Design Products embraces a pluralistic approach to design through a number of design
cultures through which students develop their design identify and own design culture.
These cultures represent current discourses within the discipline and or, addressing and
shaping future discourses.Design Products enables students to conceptualise and
validate ideas by canvassing, provoking, challenging, and questioning people, places,
technology, things and systems.
This year’s graduates are characterised by designing for purpose through a number of
platforms – ‘Design through Making’, ‘Design for Manufacture’, ‘Object Mediated
Interactions’, ‘Design as Catalyst’, ‘Exploring Emergent Futures’ – which are underpinned
by a set of contextual and real world themes. Projects tackle healthcare, AI applications for
sports and music; design of new sustainable material, exploring new approaches to
making, the aesthetics and functionality of products.
Design Products is educating students to be design-thinkers who can address real world
challenges through balancing high levels of creativity and technical capability with
contextual insight and empathy for people and, understanding and shaping future
discourses.Graduates are creative catalysts and visionaries who go on to lead in design
consultancies, join established companies, and to set up their own design studios and
WHERE WE AT
Royal College of Art,
SW11 7EU, South Kensington