Design Ventura: challenge your students to design a new product for the Design Museum shop

Open to students in years 9, 10 and 11, the Design Ventura competition offers students the opportunity to consider the whole process of design, from initial ideas to manufacturing and budgets to marketing and branding.

Working in teams, students develop a new product that could be sold in the Design Museum shop, demonstrating design thinking, creativity and employability skills.

To support the competition, teachers can access free training and resources to develop their own professional practice and receive support from design and business industry experts.

The top ten teams are invited to a pitching event at the Design Museum and the winning team, announced at the Celebration Event, go on to work with a professional design team to develop their idea and see it on sale the Design Museum Shop.

The Design Ventura 2016 winners are Harrogate Grammar School with Aqua Hook, a water bottle hook that can be clipped to any loop outside of a bag to carry a bottle. Designed with the 2016 brief 'Change' in mind, this practical product was a favourite with the judges.

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