3rd Hatter Technology Seminar, 8 – 12 Nov 2004


Review topics discussed at this years Hatter Technology Seminar. Design Process was the focus of this years seminar, held between 8th – 12th November 2004 Click the appropriate icon below to view the seminar programme and the Hatter schedule. During this Seminar we will be discussing a range of issues, including: Design as a tool for solving technological and social problems, relating to component subjects such as developing the skills of decision making, evaluation and investigation. Design as a tool for developing creativity. Design as a way of integrating science and technology. Design in a number of areas, including product design, fashion, architecture, mechatronics etc. Assessing students design solutions and portfolios. Participants during a lecture at the previous Hatter Technology Seminar in 2003 The aim of this seminar is: To share knowledge about the use of the design process in different grades and subjects in ORT schools across the globe. To increase the design knowledge of the seminar participants. To enhance teachers abilities to enthuse students with regards to this subject and to foster students design capabilities. The Hatter Technology Seminar has been arranged in order to impart this information to participants. The Seminar will consist of a variety of lectures, workshop groups and outings, and below is a selection of the components on offer; Richard White, consultant and speaker in Interactive Media, will conduct the initial workshop, dividing participants into small work groups. Professor Richard Kimbell of Goldsmiths College, University of London, will lecture on the subject of design with a specific focus on design assessment. Tony Lawler of Goldsmiths College, University of London, will share his theory about gender, design process and the use of the terms Big Picture and Small Steps. The participants will visit the Design Museum and take part in the Mystery Products Workshop. Participants will be encouraged to familiarise themselves with each others design ideas in a social and informal atmosphere. We hope that the Hatter Technology Seminar will be enjoyable and stimulating, and inspire participants to revolutionise their methods of imparting technological education.