Online Degree Show 2020
The Product Design Online Degree Show 2020 celebrates the outstanding work of final year students from BA (Hons) Product Design, BSc (Hons) Product Design, BA (Hons) Furniture & Product Design and the Product Design Masters courses at Nottingham Trent University.
Each year, a small dedicated committee of final year students shape the Nottingham Trent University Design Industries (NTUDI) brand to reflect their identity and values and design their degree show. This years cohort have proved that they are “adaptive and strive to design in a creative, disciplined, independent and honest way, in the face of any challenge”. With the support of tutors and technicians, together they have produced an ambitious online degree show using new processes and cutting-edge software, during an incredibly challenging time.
This year the degree show is experienced exclusively online through the NTUDI website. This includes a curated virtual exhibition, a design process film, digital course brochures and individual student profiles.
The Product Design Online Degree Show 2020 will be available online in this form until 31 December 2020.
The brochure will then be archived on the Alumni page.
The virtual exhibition has been created using state of the art visualisation software. Online audiences can view the students models, images and videos through an interactive 360° virtual experience and a cinematic video tour. This is the first time that students and staff have experimented with this cutting edge software and this will form part of their practice and research in computer aided design in future.
The design process film celebrates the iterative and experimental aspects of design, from ideation and sketching to making and material testing. This has been filmed entirely by the students, including the soundtrack, and also reveals how they have adapted to designing from home in 2020.
The digital course brochures are PDF booklets designed to be industry facing. These include an introduction from the students and staff and a professional A-Z of final year design work.
The website includes individual student profiles, showcasing images and videos of final year design work and dissertation research posters. This year, for the first time, it also includes the ‘Conversations On Design’ IGTV series with ten designer interviews. In each episode, a designer speaks honestly to camera from their home studio, about their career and advice on staying creative during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Chartered Society of Designers accredit the BA (Hons) Product Design, BA (Hons) Furniture and Product Design, MA Design: Products and Furniture and MSc Design: Products and Technology courses. The Institution of Engineering Designers accredit the BSc (Hons) Product Design course.