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Discover Design at Swinburne

Article by Annika Sutter


Discover Design at Swinburne allows year 10-12 high school students to immerse themselves in the world of design and kick-start their creative futures. The four-day school holiday program ran for the first time in July 2016 and will be a yearly event.

The program is run by academics who teach Swinburne's design courses so participants get to experience campus life first hand, meet design students and find out more about the courses on offer. Participants also develop a design portfolio, broaden their problem-solving and design-thinking skills and work in teams—just like in a real design studio!


The 2016 program included:

- Paper Lab
- Website design
- Portfolio development
- 3D maker experience
- Motion design
- Lego Serious Play
- Industry talks
- Campus tours
- A closing exhibition of participants work.

Dr. Samantha Edwards-Vandenhoek

Academic Director (External Engagement) Dr Samantha Edwards-Vandenhoek’s research seeks to advance the role design plays in community belonging...

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