It takes me a couple of tries to find a good resource to refer to these days.
To save you the trouble, this list has all the not so good ones already pruned out. Quantity not quality.
Let’s get into it.
*Note – If you have an android phone, you can search for an app called ‘Google Podcasts‘ and search for these titles.
Design Cast Podcast
Jason Reagin hosts this interview series that bases around STEM and STEAM.
Jason teaches the IB (International Baccalaureate) MYP (Middle Years Program) Design curriculum.
The podcast covers guests to teach industrial design, digital technologies and more.
Easy to listen to an always good to steal and idea or two from.
Designed for Life Podcast
An interview podcast hosted by Tony Ryan from the Design and Technology Association in the UK.
Tony talks one on one with designers and makers in the UK about their careers, projects and how they went at school.
A great insight into designers lives as well as a fantastic way to get ideas. Tony is also easy to listen to. Links below.
Creative Thinkers Toolkit
An audible course on thinking creatively and critically. Delivered by Dr. Gerard J. Puccio, this course is full of great ideas and is delivered with plenty of stories an anecdotes.
Well worth a listen if you are trying to unlock yours or your students creativity.
Shop Class (Disney Plus)
A great little ‘reality’ tv series that pairs 11-14 year old students with shop teachers to build solutions to different challenges.
It’s entertaining although a little repetitive, but a good source of ideas.
Abstract – Tinker Hatfield (Netflix and YouTube)
A great documentary about Nike shoe designer Tinker Hatfield. The guy behind the visible air pads, many of the Jordan brands shoes and the lace up shoes that were in Back to the Future.
Thanks to Netflix you can watch this for free on Youtube.
Abstract – Ralph Gillies
Another great follow along documentary, this time about car designer Ralph Gillies (best known for designing the Chrysler 300c). The documentary follows along as Chrysler launch a concept autonomous vehicle).
Again, thanks to YouTube and Netflix and you watch it for free.
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Thanks for reading.