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Share

Share supports students to define their idea, visualising it, and tell its story.

This stage involves:  

  • Finalising your design idea
  • Visualising ideas, for example hand sketching, technical drawing, 3D modelling, photography  
  • Creating a clear written narrative on what it is,...

Make

Make supports students to invent and explore multiple possibilities, testing them openly and often, and learning quickly before making well-informed decisions about the right ideas to develop.

This stage involves:  

  • Brainstorming multiple ideas
  • Filtering and selecting ideas
  • ...

Collect

The Collect package of resources supports students to try out user-centred design principles,  helping them to collect information about their chosen theme for the V&A Innovate challenge. The resources encourage students to explore, listen to people, observe and uncover everything they need to know to help...

Become an innovator!

Become an innovator! This video introduces the challenges involved in the V&A Innovate collection.  It sets the scene for how creativity and design can have a positive impact on our world and tasks students with using their creative talents to solve...

Getting started

This collection of Getting Started resources will help you to set up the V&A Challenge with your students. Getting Started focuses your students on establishing a design team. The downloadable resources provide ideas for mini team challenges that your students can take part in to help them begin their creative...

WEAR: what we wear, how it's made and its impact on the world

WEAR asks us to investigate the issues of the fashion industry. Are we too wasteful, throwing clothes away once they've been worn a few times? Do we care who's making our clothing and how much they're being paid? How does our clothing represent who we are and what we have to say?

What if we could all...

EAT: what we eat, how and where it comes from

EAT asks us to explore human food habits. How do we give more people access to affordable, healthy food? What can we do to ensure that our food production is sustainable, and that we aren't wasting or polluting the planet with too much packaging? Can a design idea encourage people to make better food choices?

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GO: how we travel, why and where we go

GO asks us to consider the big questions facing human movement. How can we increase global travel without polluting our planet? How do we bring people from different countries closer together? What are the challenges to our everyday mobility?

How might we redesign everyday objects to make travelling...

Flight Test

This activity requires students to design and construct a payload fairing and vibration rig to test a protection system for a satellite (an egg).  Students are given limited materials (this can be differentiated accordingly) to produce their model, the success of the model is initially measured by the egg not being...

Surviving Space Temperatures

When the James Webb Space Telescope is deployed it will have one side which continually faces the Sun and is warmed by the Sun, and one side which does not face the sun. The cold side of JWST houses scientific instruments which work better if they are at a low temperature, so a sunshield is used to keep the...

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