Design Minds launches new graphics resources

Design Minds has been working with a reference group of senior school Graphics teachers to develop resources that align with the new Queensland Studies Authority (QSA) Graphics Senior Syllabus 2013.

This new syllabus, released by the QSA late last year, has a much greater focus on the ‘design’ side of graphics, introducing ‘design factors’ and the ‘design process’ as key elements of the syllabus.

Working together with a reference group of Graphics teachers and architecture firm Hames Sharley, Design Minds has created two new toolkits to support teachers introducing the new syllabus into classrooms this year: Graphics–Design Factors and Graphics–Design Process.

Graphics–Design Factors (click to download)

Designed to create a greater understanding of the design process in the syllabus, this toolkit uses the three Design Minds phases (Inquire, Ideate, Implement) to work through a series of design challenges.

Graphics–Design Process (click to download)

Designed to create a greater understanding of the role of design factors in the new syllabus, this toolkit explores each of the eight factors through a range of guided activities.

Design Minds graphics professional development day–Thursday 20 February

Following on from the development of these two new toolkits is our first professional development day for 2014, designed specifically to support Graphics teachers.
Due to popular demand we have added a second PD day for Graphics teachers, to be held on Thursday 20 Feb.

During this workshop you will work with fellow teachers and practicing design mentors to develop a deeper understanding of the new syllabus and how it applies to the classroom, using the two new Graphics toolkits.

Design Minds professional development days take you through exercises in the three Design Minds phases (inquire, ideate, implement), provide understanding of the tools and processes involved in using design thinking in the classroom and demonstrate how innovative solutions for wicked problems or challenges in schools can be achieved through design.

Event details
Date      Thursday 20 February
Time      8.30am to 3.30pm
Venue   Auditorium 1, The Edge, State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place
Tickets  $195 from Eventbrite