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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

Bright Bold Boundless: Designing the Queen’s Baton

Explore the fascinating design story behind the innovative Queen’s Baton for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at State Library of Queensland. Designed, engineered and manufactured by Brisbane-based Designworks, the GC2018 Queen’s Baton draws inspiration from the boundless energy of the people, place and spirit of the Gold Coast. In form and inspiration the GC2018 Queen’s … 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

Artisan: Our Kind of Playground

The connections between space, touch, play and making are celebrated in Our Kind of Playground at Artisan. This exciting new exhibition invites visitors to have an immersive experience. They are encouraged to touch, reassemble and understand through the action of play while interacting with works and ‘play spaces’. Drawing the visitor to physically engage with … Read more

How might we…

Please welcome Adam Jefford who starts as the new Manager Asia Pacific Design Library (APDL) in January 2017. A colleague recently asked me what I’m about.  I had no easy answers as I realised I’ve spent a significant amount of my career asking the questions.  While I try to take some solace in the often … 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

APDL is looking for regional design minds ambassadors

Image by Becky Strong

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