28th Mar 2012 10:15am-3:00pm
Mithras House, University of Brighton
There is a common belief that success in design relies largely on the 'portfolio' - the outcome of design as opposed to its 'activity or process'. Students experience this phenomena early in their career with the importance placed on the end year show - the display of the outcome of design that clients so crave in order to gauge a designer's worth.
Would a professional accreditation which requires continual professional development address this anomaly and provide those commissioning, employing or engaging designers with a basis upon which to choose a designer in keeping with other professions?
If so then such a professional accreditation must sit firmly within design education in order that designers are fit for purpose when graduating and are committed to theie continual development as professionals rather than focussing on the continual development of their portfolio.
The day's activties will focus on the need for the professional qualification of Chartered Designers, how best to intergrate it into design education and how design education may support its on-going delivery.
An audience of academics, students in their final year, recent graduates, design practitioners and employers will have the opportunity to hear the views of design sector stakeholders on the topic and to input during sessions.
This is the first of a series of consultations to be held by CSD in order to inform the introduction of a Register of Chartered Designers.
Places are limited and there will be a high demand so please reserve your place immediately.
AGENDA FOR THE DAY
10.45 Introduction to the day Jake Leith FCSD, President CSD.
10.50 Prof. Bruce Brown Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Professor of Design, University of Brighton.
11.00 Speakers including:Arash Kaynama, partner, Arash + Kelly
Josh Bitelli, final year student 3D design University of Brighton
Anne Boddington, Dean of Faculty of Arts University of Brighton
Maxine Horn, CEO Creative Barcode
12.15 Frank Peters, FCSD, Chief Executive CSD
12.45 Q&A charied by Jake Leith
13.15 Light lunch and networking
14.00 Introduction to afternoon session Justine Wright
14.15 Break-out sessions
15.00 Feedback from groups
Reserve a place now at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Society gratefully acknowledges the support of the Higher Education Academy and the University of Brighton in delivering this event.