This is the official podcast of the Design and Technology Association. 'Designed for life' aims to entertain, inform and inspire, bringing the worlds of business and industry together. Design and Technology is a wide-ranging curriculum subject that, along with qualifications in other facilitating subjects, can open doors to students across an ever-increasing breadth of career. England was the first country in the world to introduce this subject to its mainstream curriculum offer in 1988. Where we led others, have followed and in various guises, it is now taught in countries around the world including India, Australia, China, USA, France and Finland. This podcast consists of a series of short, informal conversations with people from across the worlds of education, industry and design. The intention is to help to link business, industry and education, as the solutions to tomorrows problems are being educated today!
In conversation with Invisible Creations
DescriptionIn this episode we are in conversation with Laura Wood and Paul Pentelow, Co-Founders of Invisible Creations a design company with a stated purpose to 'Design for Dignity'. The idea for Invisible Creations® was created in the National Housing...
Designed for Life - In conversation with Dids Macdonald OBE and Anne Sampson
In this, the fifth episode of Designed for Life, the podcast brought to you by The Design and Technology Association in partnership with The Edge Foundation, we talk with Dids Macdonald OBE Co-founder and Chief Executive of ACID (Anti-copying in...
In conversation with Pim van Baarsen
In this episode of Designed for Life we are fortunate to be in conversation with Pim van Baarsen CEO of the Silverstone Technology Cluster, a high-tech business group situated geographically within an hours drive of the Silverstone race circuit.Pim...
In conversation with Jude Pullen
In this episode, we are in conversation with designer and technologist Jude Pullen. Winner of the 2020 Alastair Graham-Bryce "Imagineering" Award (Institution of Mechanical Engineers), Jude is a Product Design Engineer with an unparalleled appetite to...
Designed for Life - In conversation with Brian Oppenheim HMI with responsibility for D&T
In this, the fourth episode of Designed for Life, the podcast brought to you by the Design and Technology Association in partnership with the Edge Foundation; we meet Brian Oppenheim one of Her Majesties lead inspectors, a former teacher and head of...
Designed for Life - In conversation with Michael Omotosho
Michael Omotosho is a freelance Industrial designer based in Bradford and is widely recognised as a young highly talented designer with huge potential. In this podcast, the second of a new series brought to you by the Design and Technology Association...
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An inspirational guy.
This is a fascinating conversation with a man which, it has to be said, came from humble beginnings and had varied life experiences. That he has developed into a successful and influential figure in the community and, recently, entertainment, is testament to the power of lifelong learning, fine guidance, good mentors and teachers. Blades is paying it back now.