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Royal College of Art Taster Workshops in USA/Canada

13 October 2018 | Los Angeles Taster Workshop: 10am–4pm

17 October 2018 | San Francisco Taster Workshop: 1–6pm

20 October 2018 | Vancouver Taster Workshop: 10am–4pm

Los Angeles / San Francisco / Vancouver BC

Get a taste of the Royal College of Art on the West Coast of the USA and in Vancouver, BC this October. Join Ashley Hall, Professor of Design Innovation in the School of Design, and Tom Simmons, Senior Tutor in the School of Communication, for workshops on disruptive innovation and communication design, plus get practical advice on how to build and develop a strong portfolio. 

Based in London, the RCA is rated the World's number one ranked university for art and design for four years running and offers 29 master's programmes in architecture, arts & humanities, communication and design. 

These events are free, but booking is essential. You are welcome to bring current work for informal feedback and advice after the workshop.


Design Without - Workshops with Tom Simmons

Design Without is an approach developed and used in the RCA School of Communication that focuses on breaking down assumptions, challenging ways of thinking and encouraging experimentation. It encourages people to re-imagine their own areas of expertise and to think about how these intersect with other kinds of practice and wider thinking in society. Above all it promotes taking risks, joining the dots, looking beyond appearances, listening to and learning from others, being open to change, making mistakes, collaborating, working together and having fun. In this workshop Design Without will be used to introduce participants to creative approaches to iterating improvements and inventing radical alternatives to key things they want to change.

Download the School of Communications workshop schedule


Disruptive Innovation - Workshops with Ashley Hall

Disruptive innovations are making an increasing impact on our lived experience both in the physical world and online experiences. This practical taster workshop led by Ashley Hall, Professor of Design Innovation in the school of design starts with an overview of disruptive innovation using examples. We will then go through the stages of a disruptive innovation from concept design through to impact mapping.

Download the School of Design workshop schedule


If you are unable to attend the workshop dates, Ashley Hall and Tom Simmons are also available for individual meetings on selected dates. 


Los Angeles

Click here to book a place on Disruptive Innovation workshop - 13 October, 10am – 4pm

Click here to book a place on Design Without workshop - 13 October, 10am – 4pm

Click here to book a 1:1 meeting with Ashley Hall - 14 + 15 October

Click here to book a 1:1 meeting with Tom Simmons - 14 + 15 October


San Francisco

Click here to book a place on Disruptive Innovation workshop - 17 October, 1pm – 6pm

Click here to book a place on Design Without workshop - 17 October, 1pm – 6pm

Click here to book a 1:1 meeting with Ashley Hall - 16 + 18 October

Click here to book a 1:1 meeting with Tom Simmons - 16 + 18 October


Vancouver

Click here to book a place on Disruptive Innovation workshop - 20 October, 10am – 4pm

Click here to book a place on Design Without workshop - 20 October, 10am – 4pm

Click here to book a 1:1 meeting with Ashley Hall - 19 October

Click here to book a 1:1 meeting with Tom Simmons - 19 October


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