Design Minds

Design Minds

The State Library of Queensland will benefit from $60,000 in State Government funding to create and make available high quality design education resources for Queensland teachers.

Funded through the State Government’s $3 million Designing Queensland program 2008–12, Design Minds will provide a central, online location for design education tools that all Queensland teachers can tap into.

Manager of State Library’s Asia Pacific Design Library Christian Duell said the resource, to be hosted on the APDL’s website, would be launched with content from the Queensland- Smithsonian (Cooper-Hewitt) Design Museum Fellowships.

“The aim of Design Minds is to increase the capacity of Queensland teachers to teach creativity in the context of the Australian Curriculum, as well as increase the opportunity for students to take part in world-class design education projects and activities,” he said.

“Design educators will be able to access material for lessons, share knowledge and ideas, interact with each other, and contribute and collaborate.

“Design Minds also aligns with the goals of QUEENSLANDERSIGNTM, the Queensland Design Council’s communication initiative dedicated to celebrating and championing world- class Queensland design.”

The Asia Pacific Design Library was launched in October 2010 to support and promote the best of design and offer the best publicly-accessible collection of design resources in the Asia Pacific. Its website will host the Design Minds resource.