Professional development around practical and
creative topics. Members receive a significant
discount on the booking fee.
Creative Engineers Change the World - Alessio Corso and Dr Jasmine Pradissitto
Starts 11 September 2019
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The Old Shoe Factory,
68A Downham Road,
N1 5BG
£195 for Engineering Club members
£275 for non-members
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Very inspired… very refreshing as an engineer to attend a course that frees your thinking and… is so interactive

4 Weeks: 1, 18 and 25 September, 02 October 2019

Each session deals with a different aspect of creativity with practical activities and learning of skills.

Session one will give an overview of the importance of creativity in design and look at how to communicate creative ideas. Session two will look at creative theories and examples, the importance of failure and fun! Session three is a group-working problem solving session. Session four looks at inspiration and how we can gather ideas from other sources and apply them to creative goals. Session five will be a creative surgery, a big team project and a review of lessons learnt.

People who attend the course will learn/develop skills in:

    why creativity and design are important to engineering
    practical ways/methods for engineers to be more creative
    basic practical drawing skills/theories to help engineers communicate ideas with other designers
    creative problem solving in teams
    fluent generation of ideas, inspiration and opening the RHS of the brain
    evaluating creative design options
    working with limited resources and against tight timescales
    prototyping/model making
    testing to destruction and evaluating the reasons for failure of a design

I will take away connecting the unconnected and creating innovative solutions to problems at work and not always going for the obvious solution

Alessio Corso is a Senior Lecturer at London South Bank University. He is co-ordinator for Design and Practice, a module taken by all first year engineering students. Prior to joining LSBU, Alessio lectured at Kingston University where he carried out research into how design can assist people with disabilities. He has also worked as a Product Design Engineer specialising in medical products, medical packaging and inclusive design.

Dr Jasmine Pradissitto FRSA is both artist and scientist. She runs her own fine art practice linking art and physics in innovative ways. She is the Director of Proeducation and has been working with kids and teachers for over 18 years along with companies such as BBC Blast and Glaxo Smithkline.

Jasmine’s research explores how successful organizations can employ creative divergent thinking with particular emphasis on ‘play’, digital media and collaboration as inspiration. Currently she is working with Derby Silk Mill on a STEAM residency which explores the importance of creative sustainability and circular economies for the next generation of entrepreneurs. She has also been exploring the power of RHS thinking with BIS, The RSC and The IOP and Engineering undergrads at LSBU.

Last week I was monotone - this week I am colour! PLEASE keep doing this