Mission

Authentic engineering design practice in a box that empowers teachers to equip students with lifelong thinking tools that enable them to spot and solve problems with technology.

Producing empathetic, confident learners and creators.

History

The Faculty of Education and the Engineering Department started collaborating in 2009 bringing together two long-term, world-class areas of research in inclusive design and creativity in education. This led to an initial EPSRC funded project called Designing Our Tomorrow (DOT) in conjunction with Loughborough University and the Royal College of Art who were partners in the inclusive design research through the i-design programme.

Since this initial project the DOT team has worked on various projects with partners to develop resources for schools leading
to their public launch in May 2017 to address the needs of the revised Design & Technology Curriculum.