Professional development workshop

Designers, teachers and educators are invited to explore different design thinking methodologies in this Designing the Queen’s Baton Professional Development day at State Library of Queensland. Using the making of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton as a case study, participants will learn how industrial designers Designworks  applied their immersion, ideation and delivery design process. The GC2018 Queen’s … Read more

Design Minds Wins 2018 Good Design Award

State Library’s Design Minds received a prestigious Good Design Award in the Digital Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation. The winners of Australia’s Good Design Awards, the highest honour for design innovation in Australia, were announced at the Sydney Opera House last night. The awards celebrate the best new products and services on the … Read more

2017 Queensland-Smithsonian Fellow

A Queensland creative will have the opportunity of a lifetime after being awarded a $25,000 Queensland-Smithsonian Fellowship. Dr Donna Hancox from QUT’s School of Creative Practice will spend time at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York. Donna said her focus will be to develop regional arts programs that reflect the lived experiences … Read more

A new Queensland-Cooper Hewitt Fellow

Congratulations to Brisbane primary school teacher Chantelle Sansness on being awarded this year’s Queensland-Cooper Hewitt Fellowship. The Oakleigh State School primary teacher has been awarded the Queensland Government fellowship to complete a design education project at New York’s Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. Chantelle said she would use her $20,000 fellowship to help students develop the skills … Read more

The Least House Necessary

During Asia Pacific Architecture Forum, teachers, designers and design enthusiasts are invited to attend a new APDL design minds workshop run in partnership with People Oriented Design. Are Queensland homes operating as efficiently and effectively as they should? Is that extra bathroom really a requirement? These questions and more will be something to ponder in The Least House … Read more

Design Minds: PD Day with Smithsonian Fellow

2015 Smithsonian Fellow Dr. Kathy Mackey will be leading our next Design Minds professional development workshop on Friday 11 November. The workshop will focus on Innovation Thinking using Library Collections and is ideal for all educators including teacher librarians and pre-service teachers looking for that extra edge in the classroom. The intimate workshop will take teachers through … Read more

Design Spark Grant

Queensland schools can apply for a grant of up to $2,000 to assist them to deliver cutting-edge design thinking programs within their school community. State Library of Queensland’s Design Minds program has six Design Spark grants available for primary and high schools based in Queensland. SLQ’s Director Engagement and Partnerships Jane Cowell said the Design Spark grants will help drive … Read more

Meet our Design Minds Regional Ambassadors

What do you get when you mix 13 enthusiastic educators from across Queensland with design thinking skills? Design Minds Regional Ambassadors! We are delighted to announce the following teachers and educators who have been selected to participate in our Design Minds Regional Ambassadors program: Ann Weaver, Brett Wass, Sarah Chapman, Graeme Parker, Herman Rijken, Justin Hill, … Read more

Bowen State High School visit

Year 12 students from Bowen State High School paid a flying visit to Brisbane last semester as part of a four day experience to gain a greater understanding of graphical design. APDL was one of the many destinations of their design-themed excursion. At APDL the students interacted with our APDL Connect installation and browsed our … Read more

APDL is looking for regional design minds ambassadors

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APDL is proud to announce the launch of our new Design Minds Regional Ambassador Program. We are seeking to appoint ambassadors from across regional Queensland who possess the ‘qualities of a 21st century educator’ and have a broad network of influence, ideally through a teaching association or member organisation. Regional Ambassadors will actively promote Design Minds within … Read more