Education design practice Think Up designed a one-day session in order to prepare the UK student delegation for their trip, and invited Peter and Ed of Beep Studio to help facilitate at the event.
Together with Ben Godber of Godber & Co, they worked with the students to explore techniques for ideation and concept development. Working in teams, students were encouraged to voice their thoughts, challenge their preconceptions, embrace sideways thinking, explore their subjects, develop ideas, and catalogue information.
At the end of the day, each team presented their thoughts back to the group.
The event was commissioned by the Royal Academy of Engineering and took place at their headquarters on Carlton House Terrace. Further stimulus was provided by views of the Mall - where VE Day celebrations were taking place - and of the Palace of Westminster - as general election results were coming in. Prime Ministers were spotted!
Peter and Ed were hugely impressed by the sparkiness and confidence of the students, would like to thank Oliver Broadbent of Think Up for inviting them along.