Creative Engineers Change the World Led by Alessio Corso and Dr Jasmine Pradissitto

Course / dates tbc

Four week intensive course


Dates tbc




The Old Shoe Factory

68A Downham Road


N1 5BG


Please register your interest by sending an email to


4 x 2 hour evening sessions with out of class email support


"Very inspired… very refreshing as an engineer to attend a course that frees your thinking and… is so interactive"

Yolanda Morphakis TALL engineers


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"

Julie Finn Walker, Skelley Couch


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"

Will Arnold, Arup




Starts 26 April for 4 Weeks

(26 April & 3, 10 and 17 May 2017)



The Old Shoe Factory

68A Downham Road


N1 5BG



Engineering Club Members £190.00,

non-members £245



Send an email to to book your place or make an enquiry.


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